Crus et Lieux-Dits


18,00 €
bouteille de 0.75 l

Red chalk - Opulent, rich and well balanced

GammeCrus & Lieux-dits
Caractère du vinMoelleux




Grapes coming exclusively from local soils of the Rotenberg located in the eastern part of the vineyards of Ribeauvillé on the lower part of the hillsides.Type of soil

The Rotenberg parcels of land are found in the geological fracture zone of Ribeauvillé. This area is located at the bottom of the terraces from the Rhine valley. The soils are red and brown and gave to the place its name "the red hill". They are chalky and lay over a hard layer out of chalk and sandstone marls. The iron oxides contained in the soil gave this vineyard ist red color.

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:

This Rotenberg shows a nice yellow color. The nose is expressive and rich with flavors of ripe fruits and spices. A complex bouquet, full of character. On the palate the wine presents some smoothness due to the very high maturity of the grapes. This smoothness is balanced by the complex aromas and the fine citrusy freshness typical from this single vineyard.

Tips for consuming:

Foie-gras, exotic and spicy cuisines from India and Asia, Munster and blue cheeses (Roquefort, Stilton) cakes and sweet dishes based on chocolate. Also a good choice of wine for aperitifs and parties.
May be consumed immediately, but also benefits from being allowed to age, which brings out the complexity in the bouquet.

The 2019 vintage:

This new vintage follows the very generous 2018 vintage which did not always allow the vines to build up reserves. With a dry Autumn 2018 and capricious weather conditions the start of the growth got very heterogeneous. The cold temperature end of April and beginning of May did not improve the situation either and induced very slow growth of the vegetation. Some heavy rains in June, followed by extreme temperatures in July added more stress to the vines.
However, the harvest could start on September 12th and lasted until October 15th. The conditions were not stable at all with hot days and cooler ones. Luckily no heavy precipitations occurred.
Finally, we harvested nice and ripe grapes with great balance.

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