"CLEMENT KLUR (Katzenthal)
I put Klur in my top category as well--but not for power and concentration. Instead, this is one of the most exciting wineries I found in Alsace for light, crisp, acidic, racy wines, mostly bone-dry. And it's biodynamic! Bravo! These are the kinds of gorgeous wines I could find reasons to open every day!
The first wine that grabbed me here was the Cremant d'Alsace....without question the greatest sparkling wine I tasted on this trip, and one of the best Champagne ringers I've ever tasted! I loved the older flavors in it....and especially noticed how light, crisp, and tinglingly acidic it was.
Then, he got me with a Muscat.....the 2005 Katz Muscat, one of the lightest, most delicate, most acid-etched Muscats I've ever tasted. Dry and evanescent. Could almost go with raw shellfish!
Of course, the best of all was on its way.....Klur's touch with Riesling, both proprietary and Grand Cru. I loved both the 2005 and 2006 Katz Riesling--bone-dry, clean, pure, lime-y character, stunning acidity. Definitely shellfish wine! I even loved the somewhat fatter 2004 Riesling Grand Cru Wineck Schlossberg: nicely developed citrus and pineapple flavors, lovely complexity, great acid and elegance, almost bone-dry. Doesn't have the power of Clos Ste. Hune, or a Lorentz Grand Cru Riesling.....but this Grand Cru is an essay in finesse".
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