Wino Wednesday Free Wine Tasting!

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Alsace, France

Founded in May 1946, the Cave de Cléebourg cooperative now has almost 190 members with vineyards that surround the villages of Cléebourg, Rott, Oberhoffen, Steinseltz and Riedseltz. Soil types in the region range from sandy loam to clay to marl, attributes that Cave de Cléebourg's winemaker uses to craft a broad range of wines with qualities that closely mirror the area's diverse geographic heritage.

This week, we'll be tasting three wines from their outstanding portfolio.


A particularly aromatic variety of the Traminer grape was the source of the Gewurztraminer grape that appeared in the 1800s. Now a well respected varietal itself, the full-bodied Gewurztraminer has its own characteristic bouquet which fills the nose and mouth with flavor. This wine works well with spicy Asian dishes, desserts, strong cheeses or alone as an aperitif.

The 2014 has a brillantly expressive nose of jasmine, rose, and clove. The palate is soft and spicy with a persistent finale.


Introduced in Alsace in the 1400s, this late ripening white produces refined wines with a delicate bouquet and exquisite fruit-forward structure. Dry when young, Cave de Cléebourg Rieslings improve with age and develop a soft and lemony aroma. Riesling pairs well with crab, mussels, lighter-fleshed fish and cream based sauces.

The 2012 vintage features a clean, fine bouquet of citrus nuances marked by a mineral touch. On the palate there's a nice freshness, very clean and dry with typical aromatic
notes of grapefruit, anise, and white flowers.


First appearing in the area in the 1700s and probably the most complex of all the Alsatian wine varietals, this grape is particularly well adapted to the soils of the Cléebourg area. The Pinot Gris grape produces a heady, full bodied wine with a rich bouquet. It goes well with dark meats, foie gras and wild game.

The 2014 vintage leads off with varied citrus and broiche fragrances. There is a full ripeness on the palate with a grassiness that verges on undergrowth.
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By: Bacchanal Wine

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