Still ignored by Alsace wine growers 40 years ago, our noble grape varieties Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer lend themselves admirably to over-ripeness.
Late on in the season, with misty mornings and sunny days, the grapes become concentrated in sugar and acidity: this is over-ripeness
Sometimes Botritys Cinerea, the fungus responsible for noble rot, develops.
Our harvest workers must have expert hands to delicately pick and sort the good grapes from the bad. This is how our concentrated wines are created.
After a long fermentation they are bottled the following spring and finally sold 18 months after the harvest.
|Riesling Vendange Tardive :
These grapes are harvested with three selections with a high proportion of noble rot.
Both sweet and lively, with fruit and citrus confit aromas enhanced with a note of minerality, it is perfect served with a lemon sorbet.
|Pinot Gris Vendange Tardive :
Picked in one harvest, the Pinot Gris grapes with delicate skin are suitable for passérillage, whereby they are left to dry on the vine, and are picked at the end of the harvest season.
The smoky and confit notes on the nose are underlined on the palate by a lovely smoothness and a perfect balance.
To be served with a goose foie gras with aspic.
|Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive :
The thick, pink skin of the gewurztraminer lends itself perfectly to over-ripeness.
Picked and sorted on our oldest hillside parcels, the botrytised grapes produce a unique wine.
The golden colour, the exotic and complex nose, the sweetness on the palate and its delicate finish will delight your taste buds on all your festive occasions.