APPELLATION ALSACE CONTRÔLÉE
TERROIR : Granitic, sandy and stony. Eastern exposed. Three vines on this same soil and exposure compose this wine :
- The Lanzenberg
- The Frankstein
- The Breitstein
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HARVEST : 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 8 to 10 months in our old oak casks. Estate bottled.
WHEN TO DRINK IT? Can be enjoyed on the nice floral notes during 2 years following the bottling. Between 2 and 10 years, enjoy the minerality and complexity.
TASTING NOTES : Floral, elegant, notes of flint. Dry in mouth with a ripe acidity. Crystalline saltiness giving a nice purity and length. Nice granitic mouth-feel.
WHAT TO DRINK IT WITH? Matches very well with oysters, fishes with citrus sauce, crab, snails. Its crystalline texture matches very well with smooth cheeses like goat cheese.
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.