Zinnkoepfle Sinneles 2015 | Riesling | Domaine Eric Romimnger
The Zinnkoepflé is located in the central and widest part of the Rouffach-Guebwiller fracture field, behind the eastern fringe of the Strangenberg and Bollenberg hills. Formed by sandstone and limestone formations.
From limestone and loamy sandstone soils in terraced vineyards, Rominger's 2015 Riesling Zinnkoepfle Les Sinneles displays a very clear, deep and intense but subtle, initially just discreetly aromatic bouquet; it delivers sweet herbal and nutty flavors, as well as super ripe and dried white seed fruit and honeydew melon flavors. However, the wine needs a lot of time to open up without being particularly reductive on the nose. Full-bodied, pretty rich and intense, with a certain sweetness but a rigorous minerality, this is a powerful yet very elegant and even finessed Riesling. The charming sweetness of 11 grams is still a bit prominent for purists like me, but will be very helpful in 10 or 20 years. The wine has a firm phenolic structure and a fine salinity, and is surely a long-distance runner. Zinnkoepflé fans shouldn't miss it.