With its tiny chapel, the Clos Saint Urbain is one of the great Alsace landmarks. On possibly the steepest vineyard in the region, the Humbrechts are able to make some of the greatest wines. It may be labeled Riesling, but the spiciness of this wine makes it almost like a Pinot Gris. It is so hugely rich that it is easy to lose track of its dryness and its fine structure, its acidity and its intenseflavors of exotic fruits. Imported by Kermit Lynch.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.