Kuentz Bas

Maison Kuentz-Bas was first established by the Kuentz family in 1795, and the domaine as we know it today was forged through a marriage that joined the Kuentz and Bas families in 1895. Nestled in the town of Husseren-les-Châteaux, it sits at one of the highest points in Alsace, and the vineyards stretch out from the village over an area of ten hectares. More than two hundred years of tradition and vineyard pedigree have made these wines perennial favorites, with the grand crus of Eichberg and Pfersigberg earning the highest esteem. However, when the family sold the property to famed vigneron Jean-Baptiste Adam in 2004, many wondered what direction the new team would take. Adam, like the estate's former owners, has a reputation for being an advocate of Alsatian terroir, and he is the fourteenth generation to continue a family winemaking tradition that began as early as 1614. Eager to restore Kuentz-Bas to its former glory, Adam lowered yields significantly and reverted to natural methods, following organic and biodynamic approaches to vineyard work.

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Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Gris 2015
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90  Very ripe notes of yellow pear appear on the nose. A touch of earthiness adds texture and interest to the palate, as does the merest smidgen of residual sweetness, boosting the fruit flavors. A zesty freshness pulls all into focus. The finish is dry and lasting. (Aug 2017) 
Item Number: 30280
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc 2017
Notes of very ripe pear dominate the nose. The palate shows more freshness to aid the spicy pear fruit on the midpalate. This is dry and fresh, with a slightly lemony finish. Drink soon. There is Edelzwicker and then there is the Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc, a step up in the hierarchy. It is bone dry
Item Number: 29725
Bottle:$12.45
Case: $149.40
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Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc 2014
A delicous Edelzwicker with great charm. Fresh and balanced wine with white flowers and fresh stone fruit with crisp acidity.

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Gris 2014
Lip-smacking acidity frames this racy white, boosting the smoke, lemon zest and white grapefruit flavors. Shows good definition and balance, with a nice salty tang on the finish

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Blanc 2014
Samuel Tottoli is doing amazing things at Kuentz-Bas, a historic Alsatian estate. The fact that he is able to put a wine in bottle that is hand-harvested, wild-yeast-fermented, foudre-aged with complete malolactic fermentation, minimally filtered, and that we can ship in temperature-controlled

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Gris 2013
"On the nose, this wine is powerful and complex, it develops aromas and toasted smoked, especially aromas of brioche associated with notes of honey and vanilla. The mouth is frank, round and opulent this wine a perfect balance: a real dry Pinot Gris gastronomy and robust. " -Winery

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Blanc 2013
"A minerally version, featuring smoke and saline accents to the subtle notes of crunchy peach, lemon curd and ground ginger. Well-knit and fresh.

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Blanc 2012
"A minerally version, featuring smoke and saline accents to the subtle notes of crunchy peach, lemon curd and ground ginger. Well-knit and fresh.

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Blanc 2011
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"A minerally version, featuring smoke and saline accents to the subtle notes of crunchy peach, lemon curd and ground ginger. Well-knit and fresh. Drink now through 2015. "

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Gris 2012
" On the nose, this wine is powerful and complex, it develops aromas and toasted smoked, especially aromas of brioche associated with notes of honey and vanilla. The mouth is frank, round and opulent this wine a perfect balance: a real dry Pinot Gris gastronomy and robust. " -Winery

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Blanc 2010
"This is Kuentz-Bas’ Pinot Blanc, a blend of 70% Pinot Blanc and 30% Auxerrois, from the superb 2010 vintage. The wine opens with a beautiful lemon-gold color and dazzling aromas of Golden Delicious apples, Comice pears, honeydew melon, and jasmine. Fresh and sizzling on the palate, the Pinot Blanc

Kuentz-Bas 'Tradition' Pinot Gris 2010
"On the nose, this wine is powerful and complex, it develops aromas and toasted smoked, especially aromas of brioche associated with hints of honey and vanilla.The palate is fresh, round and opulent, this wine has a perfect balance: a real Pinot Gris dry food and robust." ~ Winery notes

Kuentz-Bas Alsace Blanc 2012
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"This is a blend of Sylvaner, Auxerrois, Chasselas and Muscat from vines ranging in age between 25 and 40 years old. White flowers and fresh cut grass exude from the nose leading to a palate of stone fruits and crisp acidity." ~ Winery notes