Frais, léger et désaltérant, avec un délicat fruité.
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Various locations around Ribeauvillé
The vineyards that gave this wine are located in the geological fracture zone of Ribeauvillé. They constitute a territory which is highly geologically fragmented. They are above areas with hard chalk, clay and marl from the Liassic and Triassic periods, sandstone clay, and calcareous, chalky conglomerates from the Oligocene period. The area is also characterised by silt-laden deposits, originally loessial, and by glacis and sandy alluvium in the valley and on the plain. SYLVANER is for the most part found in light and sandy soils which give a immediate and delicate fruit to the wines.
It has a pale yellow colour with shimmers of green (typical of a young wine). It is remarkably fruity, has a fine balance on the palate and a delightful vivacity. A delightful and thirst-quenching wine.
A dry wine which will make a fine accompaniment to cold entrées: salads, cold meats, crustaceans and shellfish. Alternatively Sylvaner can be appreciated with hot dishes such as: grilled fish, quiches, pies, soufflés and escargots.
To be consumed from today, so as to enjoy its fruits, its freshness and its finesse.
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.