Crus et Lieux-Dits


Chalky marls (Muschelkalk) - Ripe, wide and horizontal

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Muelhlforst, a vineyard of old wines on the hills located south of Ribeauvillé.

Type of soil:

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.

Certified organic grapes for an enhanced terroir expression:

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.

Wine character:

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.

Tips for consuming:

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.

The 2021 vintage :

The 2021 vintage got off to a good start, with a rather cold winter and a few snowy episodes with no impact on the sleeping vines. A first alert came in April when the thermometer flirted with negative temperatures and frost threatened. Although our vines suffered less than in most other French wine-growing regions, 10 to 20% of the buds froze, reducing the production potential of certain plots in the spring.

Starting quickly from the end of April, the vegetative development was marked by extreme climatic conditions and long and frequent periods of rain in May, June and especially July, periods during which it was very difficult to intervene in our vines and to apply preventive treatments for cryptogamic diseases. According to our elders, mildew had never found such favorable ground for its development, causing heavy losses on certain grape varieties, in the Pinot family in particular, especially in certain sectors of the vineyard.

Initiated on September 21, with a tight but motivated team, the harvest took place under excellent weather conditions and a particularly brilliant Indian summer.

We undertook meticulous harvesting work, intended to select only the most beautiful grapes. While allowing the grapes to reach full maturity, it was possible to preserve all their freshness. And at the end of the harvest, in mid-October, we were even gratified by a harvest of Late Harvest in our plots of Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Osterberg!

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