APPELLATION ALSACE CONTRÔLÉE
TERROIR : Granitic, sandy and silty. Eastern exposed on the Breitstein see here. Click on the map to enlargeHARVEST : 100% manual
VINIFICATION : The grapes are put in the pneumatic press without crushing, and the pressing is long and smooth in order to preserve the purity of the aromas. Wild-yeast fermentation during 1 to 3 months in our old oak casks, then aged 4 to 6 more months on the fine lees. Estate bottled.
WHEN TO DRINK IT? Can be enjoyed on the nice floral notes during 4 years following the bottling. Then it can be enjoyed dryer and more complex for 4 more years.
TASTING NOTES : Floral, pure on the nose. A nice roundness in mouth, with crisp fruit notes and a nice freshness on the finish.
WHAT TO DRINK IT WITH? Will be perfect with fish terrine, smoked fishes, lobster, vegetable tart as well as poultry and the traditional Alsatian Baeckeoffe. Its freshness and floral notes make it a perfect aperitif.
HOW TO SERVE IT? At 10°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.