The Vorbourg white wines are generous and massive, with fine minerality and a distinct salinity. The finish is tannic and earthy, even for the whites. Fruit aromas prevail (citrus fruits, white peaches, pears).
The massive wine character comes from the heavy and fine-layered marl and clays. As for the saline and fine minerality of the crus, they are linked to the presence of calcareous rock and pebbles.
Pinot Noir has a deep red colour. They blend the power and finesse of tannins. The minerality of Vorbourg reds are expressed by aromas reminiscent of pencil lead, graphite or liquorice.
Here the iron guarantees the structure and stability of red wine polyphenols, which explains the steady colour and silkiness of Pinot Noir tannins.
This Grand Cru expresses an elegant vigour.
The ample fleshiness fills the entire mouth. There is a distinct tautness which provides a pleasant density that conveys the power of this terroir. Vorboug appears with a nearly «tannic» density on the tongue which enhances an elegant and ample minerality. This structure allows Vorbourg wines to unveil the ground’s sparkle in dry wines, giving the possibility of producing great overripe wines.
The depth of character of this terroir is expressed by the Riesling in an array of citrus fruits from Europe and Asia. Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer are marked by yellow fruits at different ripening phases. They all finish in a succulent length which participates in the general balance.
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015 (in the Sommelier category)