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Domaine Schmit-Fohl (Ahn), 2017 Wormeldange Koeppchen Riesling

“I appreciate the values embodied by this estate that is currently converting to organic production. Armand Schmit and his sons Nicolas and Mathieu produce vibrant wines. The vines used to make this Riesling benefit from ideal exposure in the heart of the iconic Koeppchen terroir, which gets more sun than the surrounding area. This intense wine is powerful and pure, with a pleasant hint of minerality. It features notes of white fruit (peach, mirabelle plum), herbal tea (verbena) and citrus fruits (lemon, bergamot orange). Due to its perfect structure, it has high laying-down potential easily in excess of ten years. I would happily serve it with lightly seared Arctic char, aubergine, pine oil and savory yoghurt, one of the fine dishes offered by the Villa de Camille et Julien. A wine of such character demands a dish of the same stature, and this one will do just fine! This Riesling is an excellent counterpoint to the mentholated flavours and pine bud oil that brings an unexpected yet extremely interesting dimension to this superb dish.”

Yohan Nguyen, sommelier at the Villa de Camille et Julien, 5 rue de Pulvermühl in Luxembourg City.

Price : 14 euros at the estate

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