Costieres de Nimes Grimaudes Rouge Marc Kreydenweiss 2017, France, Rhône Valley, Costières de Nîmes
Mid crimson colour, with spicy dark red fruit and plenty of fruit spice. It has a meaty Carignan character; chewy and firm, with a savoury finish. Good persistance and full of fruit, without being a fruit bomb.
With three centuries of viticulture in his family history, Marc Kreydenweiss is one of the most sought-after producers in Alsace today. In the 44 years of running his eponymous domaine, Marc has evolved his viticultural practices and since 1989, they have been operating completely biodynamically. Following in his father’s footsteps, Antoine took over the vineyard management in 2007, working alongside his wife Charlotte.
The winery is located in Andlau, between Strasbourg and Colmar, in the area of Piemont des Vosges. Nestled at the bottom of the mountains, the vineyards benefit from a continental climate, while the soils offer a unique mosaic of terroirs, ranging from pink sandstone in Wiebelsberg and black slate in Kastelberg, to blue slate in Clos du Val d’Eléon and Clos Rebberg, as well as marl and limestone in Moenchberg. With 13.5ha, their vineyards cover three of the Grand Crus of Andlau: Wiebelsberg, Moenchberg and Kastelberg, as well as a new Grand Cru in Barr, called Kirchberg. Marc and Antoine focus on the classic whites of the region, including Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer.