Dry. Cuvée Colette is the new name for the Riesling previously known as Cuvée Sainte Cathérine. Largely responsible for the Weinbach we know today, Catherine Faller’s mother, Colette Faller, was one of the legends of Alsatian wine. Sadly Madame Faller passed away in early 2015 and like her daughter Laurence, and husband Théo before her, is now immortalised by a wine bearing her name. It comes from 45-year-old vines, lower down on the Schlossberg slope where the soils are deeper and sandier. The wines here are also picked later. Accordingly, its register of flavours is more intense and it always manages to balance its power with great freshness and verve. The 2017 is super racy, punchy, juicy, tangy and long, with a heart of stone fruit goodness and a long stony close. Even though it comes entirely from the Schlossberg, some of the vines fall outside the Grand Cru boundary, which is the only reason it cannot be labelled as a Grand Cru. The Domaine has actually now applied for Premier Cru status. But no matter, it certainly offers Grand Cru quality in the glass.