APPELLATION ALSACE CONTRÔLÉE
TERROIR AND TASTING : Sandstone and volcanic roc, sandy and very stony, southern exposed slopes. It is located in the neighbouring village of Nothalten (see here and there). The volcanic soils richness in minerals gives a high personality wine, complexe, expressive aromas and baroque style. The mouth is strong, marked by a high amount of saltiness, spices and some tanins in the final. Long in mouth and mouthwatering.
HARVEST : 100% manual
VINIFICATION : The grapes are crushed by foot and macerated for about 24 to 48 hours and then put into the pneumatic press for a smooth pressing.
Wild-yeast fermented in our old oak casks, and aged 10 months on fine lees. Estate bottled without filtration nor any additives. Dry and natural wine.
WHEN TO DRINK IT ? Can be enjoyed on the expressive aromatic notes 3 to 5 years following the bottling. Between 5 and 15 years, it will become more and more salty, revealing its incredible spicy aromas.
WHAT TO DRINK IT WITH? : It is great with Thaï cuisine. Try the travel to India with a curry, or to China. Sweet and sour dishes like duck breast with honey or meat with fruits are perfect also.
Only the strongest cheeses like munster or maroilles can match with its spiciness.
HOW TO SERVE IT? At 12°C. Better when opened an hour before pouring. There can be some natural CO2, please decant if too much. Some lees in the bottles do not affect the quality of the wine.