My Basket

Close

Domaine Rolly Gassmann Sylvaner Réserve Millésime 2017

The grapes for Rolly Gassmann's Sylvaner Réserve Millésime come from parcels of vines planted on clay, marl and limestone soils in the commune of Rorschwihr, Alsace. All 21 different types of limestone known in the world can be found in the soils of this village, and the sub-soil there is similarly diverse. These soils, and the particular climate of the sites were discovered by the monks who first made wine here over 400 years ago, and today some of their methods are still used; vineyard activity is carried out based on the position of the moon and stars, with grape maturity and picking determined by the ripeness of the pips, as well as the skins. Organic and biodynamic practices are used to manage the vineyards, although they are not certified. Following four months fermentation the wine spent around two months on lees and was aged for a further eleven months before bottling. This Sylvaner is a vibrant pale yellow in colour with delicate white flower and nutty aromas. On the palate there are rich grapey flavours, bolstered by a touch of residual sugar and balanced by a taut acidity and saline character. Whilst approachable for drinking now, this wine will also keep for another decade or more.

Wine File
Producer:
Domaine Rolly Gassmann
Country:
France
Region:
Alsace
Sub Region:
Alsace AOC
Style:
White Wine
Primary Grape(s):
Sylvaner
Bottle Size:
75cl
Alcohol:
13.0%
Closure:
Natural Cork
Vegetarian:
Yes
Organic:
Yes
Biodynamic:
Yes
Contains Sulphites:
Yes
Units Per Bottle:
9.75
£16.50

The Producer Domaine Rolly Gassmann | Alsace

Vineyards in Rorschwihr, Alsace

The vignerons of domaines Rolly and Gassmann have been diligently tending the vines of Rorschwihr and Rodern since the seventeenth century; the Rolly family since 1676 and the Gassmann family since 1611. With the marriage of Marie-Thérèse Rolly and Louis Gassmann in 1967 the...

Learn More

Other wines from this producer

Domaine Rolly Gassmann Gewürztraminer 2016

From £25.00 - per bottle

Domaine Rolly Gassmann Riesling 2019

From £19.75 - per bottle

The Region France | Alsace

The French wine region of Alsace, located to the east of the Vosges mountains in France, has the ability to offer those enthusiastic and open minded wine drinkers out-there, a serious alternative to the ubiquitous Chardonnay grape. It is the only classical wine region within France that...

Learn More

Other wines from this region

Muré Gewürztraminer Orchidées Sauvages 2018

From £16.95 - per bottle

Domaine Rolly Gassmann Gewürztraminer 2016

From £25.00 - per bottle

Muré Riesling Clos St Landelin Grand Cru 2015

From £33.95 - per bottle

Domaine Trapet Beblenheim Gewürztraminer 2016

From £18.95 - per bottle

Muré Riesling Calcaires Jaunes 2016

From £17.50 - per bottle

Domaine Trapet Beblenheim Riesling 2015

From £18.95 - per bottle

Muré Pinot Blanc Signature 2016

From £14.50 - per bottle

Domaine Rolly Gassmann Riesling 2019

From £19.75 - per bottle

Muré Pinot Gris Pierres Sèches 2017

From £16.75 - per bottle

The Primary Grape Wine By Grape Variety | Other Varieties

Organic Vines in Vineyard

It is estimated that there are more than 10,000 grape varieties in present commercial production, yet this probably includes the same grapes under other names. With the increase of DNA fingerprinting it is thought that the real number might come down closer to 5,000.

...
Learn More

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)