La Soif, Kientzler
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Organic

La Soif, Kientzler - 2021

Item # 44381 750mL

La Soif is a dry white wine from Alsace made of local grapes: Chasselas, Riesling, Muscat and Auxerois. A newer wine from the Kientzler estate that cures thirst, or "La Soif". Versatile with an array of foods from fried bacalau to pad thai. Kientzler is a small, 5th generation, family-run estate. The winemakers' passion is for dry wines.

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This is a fun yet versatile wine. A delicious blend of Auxerrois (60%), Riesling (25%), and Muscat (15%), it has lovely fruit from that Alsatian sunshine and a clean, crisp, mineral-driven finish. This is a great accompaniment for lighter fare, though I enjoyed this wine immensely as a glass of wine to sip while I prepared dinner. Some wines are designed to be enjoyed as a complement to food, but this wine is great either way!

- HW

Glossary

Alsace

Located on the eastern border of France, on the west bank of the Upper Rhine, adjacent to Germany and Switzerland, Alsace represents the intersection of two wholly different wine cultures that have given birth to a third. Once part of the Holy Roman Empire, Alsace was gradually put under French sovereignty during the 17th Century and eventually made one of the provinces of France. Yet, as evidenced by the persistece of a dialect of Upper German in the region even today, Alsace's ties to Germany...

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Riesling

Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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Auxerrois

Auxerrois is the name of a low-acid white grape widely planted in Alsace, as well as in Germany and Luxembourg. It is also the name used for the black Malbec grape in Cahors, where it is the principal wine grape. The list goes on: Pinot Gris is known as "Auxerrois Gris" in Alsace, and at one time Chardonnay was called "Auxerrois Blanc" in the Moselle region (though this last term fell into disuse after Chardonnay's huge boom in popularity). Alsatian Auxerrois is used in Crémant d'Alsace, and in...

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Chasselas

A white grape grown all over the world, including Alsace, the Loire, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Italy. The best Chasselas wines, however, are produced in Switzerland, where the grape is called Fendant and is the most widely planted variety in the country. When made well, Chasselas is soft, welcoming and easy to drink.


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