Renowned for its Riesling, the Kitterlé vineyard in Guebwiller benefits from southern exposure, meaning the fruit is generally able to ripen. This 1999 is impressive in its developing complexity, showing layers of petrol, fine acidity, minerality and elegance. Give it another three or four years. Imported by Maisons Marques & Domaines USA.
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.