DOMAINE GOEPP, KLEVENER DE HEILIGENSTEIN, SAVAGNIN ROSE, 2019
Domaine Goepp, Klevener de Heiligenstein, Savagnin Rose, 2019
Klevener de Heiligenstein is the rarest type of wine in Alsace, produced from the Savagnin Rose varietal of which there are only 40 hectares located in the municipality of Heiligenstein. The Goepp brother have some, nearly 30 year old vines, grown on clay-siliceous soil in the hills under the Vosges at the foot of Mont Sainte- Odile. The varietal is distinguished by a softer aromatic palette, more mineral and with greater length in the mouth than its cousin, the Gewurztraminer. It has something of the exotic about, similar to Savagnin, this is a wonderful example with an oxidative edge, that is good to drink now, but will also age wonderfully.We were fortunate to pick up a few cases of the 2019 vintage on our last shipment, showing beautifully how this wine can evolve, a dryer, warmer vintage has given a wine of power and depth, but still balanced with acidity. It's full of minerals, with an inviting texture and is very long on the palette, standing up very well to food.