Haus Alpenz

About Us/Contact

Vintages & Age Statements for 1993

Select a vintage year: or see all vintages & age statements
Domaine du Mas Blanc Rimage ‘La Coume’ 1993 bottle

Domaine du Mas Blanc Rimage ‘La Coume’ 1993

FranceRoussillonBanyuls AOP 17.5% ABV

17.5% ABV • Fortified

Domaine du Mas Blanc Banyuls Rimage ‘La Coume’ 1993 comes from what is perhaps the most prized of all of the domaine's vineyards: Coume del Mas, celebrated not only for its Rimage ‘La Coume’ and ‘Diadème de la Coume’ but as the source of its historic Banyuls ‘Cuvée St. Martin’. East-facing, the 1.5-hectare vineyard sits at 350-meters altitude, overlooking the sea. Soils are the classic poor brown schist and decayed shale, and yields are just 15 hl/ha. ‘La Coume’ is 90% Grenache noir, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah. Full details

Domaine du Mas Blanc Rimage ‘La Coume’ 1993 label
Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1993 bottle

Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1993

SwitzerlandZug AOP 42.0% ABV

42.0% ABV

The Etter family was distilling kirsch made from one single variety of cherry before the word “vintage” had ever been used. Etter’s old vintage Kirsch “AOP Zug” comes only from years of particularly good harvests of the “Lauerz” mountain cherry, which grows in tall trees located in a sunny position on the Zugerberg mountain. Long storage in 50-litre glass demijohns is necessary for the intensely concentrated flavors to meld together to reveal the true character of each year. Fluctuating temperatures in old barns where Etter “hides” these demijohns enable the young, rather raw, single-variety distillate to mature into a kirsch typical of the year in question. Savor slowly, as the flavors unfold unlike any other fruit brandy. Full details

Etter Kirsch Eau-de-Vie 1993 label
Domaine de Rombeau Rivesaltes Rancio 1993 bottle

Domaine de Rombeau Rivesaltes Rancio 1993

FranceRoussillonRivesaltes AOP 18.0% ABV

18.0% ABV • Fully Oxidized, Oxidative

Domaine de Rombeau is renowned for having one of the most replete libraries of old Rivesaltes in the region, with wines dating back to the early 20th century. The wines highlight indigenous varieties Grenache blanc, Grenache gris and Macabeu, as well as the varied elevage—with wines aged in glass demijohns and ancient barrique, indoors and out—that sets Roussillon apart. Some vintages slumbered in barrel for more than 50 years, and the ascription ‘Rancio’ denotes the prized characteristics that the wines assume over decades. Hand-picked from single barrels in minute quantities, these wines offer a glimpse into the celebrated history of the appellation. Full details

Domaine de Rombeau Rivesaltes Rancio 1993 label