Chalky marls (Muschelkalk) - Ripe, wide and horizontal
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Muelhlforst, a vineyard of old wines on the hills located south of Ribeauvillé.
Muehlforst is located in the fractal field of Ribeauvillé. This vineyard stands on a hill between Ribeauvillé and Hunawihr. Deep soils of marl and limestone on a Muschelkalk substrate allow the elaboration of wines with good concentration, wide acid structure on the palate combined with nice fruit.
Started in 2005, our conversion to organic production took a concrete form three years later in 2008 with the ECOCERT certification. Since 2012, all the cellar operations are also covered by the European specification so that we can now speak about organic wines.
Expressive nose with fine fruit. A direct start on the palate, good concentration, wide strucure for a pleasant and racy dry wine. A typical wine of limestone substrate with its caracteristic expression on the palate with a ripe, wide and horiziontal acidity.
Will be a perfect pairing with all the dishes calling for a dry aromatic white wine: Sea food, crustaceans, river fishes, fishes with sauce, scallops, with meat but also mild cheese and goat cheese. It can go with a whole meal.
You will enjoy it as young wine on its fruity caracter, but this terroirs allows nice ageing potention with fine mineral expression.
Contrasty: The weather conditions of the vintage were diverse and even extreme. Between January and July, Ribeauvillé got close to 500 mm rainfall, the equivalent quantity of a whole year. The vines started to grow relatively late, but the flowering took place rapidly. The summer was warm and dry. The few rainfalls came at the right moments with the perfect quantities.
The harvests started early under good conditions and allowed us to pick grapes with very nice maturity levels and in perfect shape. It was therefore possible to wait for the formation of Noble Rot and to elaborate nice Late Harvests (Vendanges Tardives) and Noble Rot Selections (Sélections de Grains Nobles).
An exceptional vintage where we went through worries during the drought to deep satisfaction during the harvests.
The 2018 wines are powerful and pleasant.