Clark Wine Center

Bldg 6460 Clark Field Observatory Building,
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Clark Air Base, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines 2023
Tel: (045) 599-5600 0917-826-8790
Manila Wine Shops
Tel: (632) 633-1566 or 0922-870-5173

About Alsace Riesling wine

August 24, 2011
Riesling is the Rhineland’s ultimate varietal and the Rhine Valley is recognized the world over as its birthplace. Some experts believe it was the argitis minor wine grape in Roman times, and its culture goes back to the Roman occupation. According to Stoltz, Riesling was introduced in the 9th Century in the vineyards of Rheinghau. In 843, just after the division of the empire of Charlemagne, Louis II le Germain planted gentil aromatique, along the Rhine. The grape variety soon adopted the name Riesling, originating from the word Reisen (fall, in German), for before it was acclimatised to Alsace, it was succeptible to coulure (during difficult climatic conditions such as rain at the time of budburst, causing buds to fall to the ground. Under such circumstances, the grapes cannot grow). Different to its German cousin, AlsaceRiesling was introduced to our region at the end of the 15th Century. It is widely cited during the next century, but its culture did not develop until the second half of the 19th Century. It was after the 1960’s that it reached the highest rank of production areas in Alsace. Like Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat, it is among the four grape varieties authorized in the production of the entire range of Alsace AOC, as well as for Vendanges Tardives and Sélections de Grains Nobles wines.

Appearance :
Pale yellow in colour, with bright green tinges that emphasize its characteristic freshness.
Nose :
The bouquet is elegant and racy, with delicate fruity aromas (lemon, citronella, grapefruit, peach, pear, stewed fruits…) and flowers (white flowers, limeblossom, white nettle…). It also offers aromas of anise, cumin, liquorice and fennel seeds. As it evolves, Riesling is unique in that, depending on the soil in which it is planted, it develops mineral aromas (gun powder, flint, gasoline, etc.). These highly distinctive aromas are found in terroir-driven wines such as the Grands Crus and “lieux-dits” (single, named vineyards).
Palate :
This dry wine displays great vertical structure. It is characterized by intense freshness that can be appreciated from start to finish, whilst the mid-palate is defined by opulence and richness. The body, both racy and delicately fruity, makes this wine an ideal partner for haute cuisine. Riesling from Alsace possesses unique and distinctive flavours that develop great intensity in certain terroirs. It is a wine that can improve in bottle over several decades. Harvested late, Riesling “Vendanges Tardives” or “Sélections de Grains Nobles” yield extremely elegant wines, sweet to a greater or lesser degree, with generous body and extraordinary harmony.

Food and wine pairings
Renowned as one of the best white grape varieties in the world, Alsace Riesling is an excellent food wine. In addition to pairing naturally with traditional Alsace dishes such as Choucroute and pork-based dishes, it has a natural affinity with fish and shellfish, such as scallops, gracefully highlighting the salty, almost iodene flavours of the sea. It is also delicious with poultry, white meats and even goat’s cheese. As a late harvest wine, Alsace Riesling is an ideal partner for citrus-based desserts such as lemon tart.

Leaf :
Orbicular, thick. Medium serrated edges.
Bunch :
Small, cylindrical or cylindrical-conical, short, woody stalk, compact.
Berry :
Spherical, small, light green to golden yellow, dotted with red-brown spots at full maturity. Thick skin, with a delicate and aromatic flavour.

In the vineyards
Along with Sylvaner, Riesling is the latest-ripening of the Alsace varietals. It needs cool nights in order to reach maturity, so that, rather paradoxically, the organoleptic qualities of the wine surpass those of more early varietals in an average year. This grape variety has no equal when it comes to expressing the terroir. It is best suited to poor and even stony soils, with abundant light exposure. It has a particular affinity to light, well-drained terrain.

Although the Philippines is not known for being the wine capital of Asia, Clark Pampanga is the most frequently visited destination for wine lovers in Cebu, Angeles City and Manila to shop for some good vintage wine. The famous wine shop outside Manila called Clark Wine Center is the largest wine shop in Philippines which offers over 2000 selections of fine vintage wine from all wine regions, vintages spanning over 50 years covering all price ranges.

This wine shop in Clark is highly recommended as one of the best places to buy wine in Pampanga. Clark Freeport is just outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center. Visitors buy wine in Manila and Pampanga should not miss stopping at this wine shop for a few bottles of fine vintage wines to bring home.

Established in 2002, YATS WINE CELLARS is a wholly-owned business unit of Hong Kong-based Yats International which owns and operates resort, wine shops, wine bars and fine-dining restaurant properties in Clark Freeport in The Philippines. YATS WINE CELLARS caters to a clientele of discerning wine lovers from all over the world. Besides a good selection of wine for everyday enjoyment, YATS offers a unique selection of aged vintage wines made available to wine enthusiasts at remarkably affordable prices. Vintages span over a century and the selection of old- and new-world wines covers all major wine regions.

Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
(045) 841 4006 / 0922-870-5173 / 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)

YATS Wine Cellars
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Chay

Best place to buy wine in Clark Pampanga outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center.
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