One of the first Riesling made in Belgium
Opulent - Aromatic
The estate of Karel Henckens and his wife Tine is one of the most famous in Flanders. It takes its name from the village of the same name, not far from Maaseik. The plots of vines, with a total surface area of 10 hectares, stretch along the river Meuse. The stony and rocky soils are particularly rich in minerals and leave their mark on the wines. From the outset, the couple favoured the Pinot range, adding Chardonnay (quite common in Flanders) and, a rarer choice, Riesling. Karel Henckens is one of the driving forces behind Europe's only cross-border appellation, the Maasvallei Limburg PDO.
Harvested by hand, the grapes remain in contact with the skins for three hours before being fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. Maturing lasts 6 months in stainless steel vats, with monthly stirring of the lees. Karel Henkens uses cross-flow filtration for all his wines, which allows him to "skip" the fining stage: his wines are therefore de facto vegan.
The Aldeneyck Riesling has 7.5 grams of residual sugars (natural grape sugars, not transformed into alcohol during fermentation).
Golden colour of medium intensity.
Very aromatic nose dominated by exotic and slightly floral notes.
Very fine acidity counterbalanced by residual sugars. Lots of lamb's lettuce and peps. Impressive length.
Seafood, asparagus, spicy Asian cuisine.
|Appellation||PDO Maasvallei Limburg|
|Dominant grape variety||Riesling|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Aging potential||4-5 ans|