This is the king of the Luxembourg Wines! The Riesling is a classy wine, elegant of a prominent breed. Its lofty acidity and long taste, makes it the perfect companion to all fish dishes. It is majestic together with smoked ham and it goes heavenly with crawfish.
Caves Krier Frères offers this wine in the following varieties:
· 37,5 cl Grand Premier Cru
· 37,5 cl Vendange Tardive GPC
· 37,5 cl Givré (Ice-wine) GPC
· 75 cl M.N., Premier Cru & Grand Premier Cru
· 75 cl Vieilles Vignes GPC
· 75 cl Domaine Privé de la Maison GPC
· 75 cl Suprême GPC
· 100 cl M.N. (with bottle deposit)
· 150 cl Magnum Grand Premier Cru
AOP MOSELLE LUXEMBOURGEOISE:
Since 1935, the Luxembourg government has been controlling the quality of the wines produced in our Moselle Valley. First the wine producer has to make a formal request for each barrel he wishes to introduce. Then, after a lab analysis, the wine is tasted by a commission of 12 blindfolded members who evaluate the wine on a scale of 20 points.
· 12,0 – 13,9 points : AOP Marque Nationale
· 14,0 – 15,9 points : AOP MN – Vin Classé
· 16,0 – 17,9 points : AOP MN – Premier Cru
· 18,0 – 20,0 points : AOP MN – Grand Premier Cru
The official back label on the wine bottles is then a guarantee of the governmental quality control.
Riesling may obtain all these classifications.
The principle of the late harvest is based on the fact that the grapes gain a higher sugar percentage by leaving them on the vines for a couple of weeks later than the regular harvest. During this time, a lot of care is given to these plots, not only to prevent the birds from picking...
The private estate
Every year we select a certain area of our family estate in order to give it the best possible treatment. The strict measures we take on this land, limits the yield per hectare considerably (approximately –30% of the legally allowed quantity!). This crucial effort allows us to produce a wine with a very complex body....
During the exceptionally good vintage years we enjoy producing wines which are all together extravagant (for the first time in 2000). These wines are produced by reducing the yield per hectare land by half of what the government allows us. By doing this, the wine produced has a higher alcoholic degree with an extraordinary heavy...