Moenchberg gives its wines a regular, massive and overlaying acidity. This acidity along with the early-ripening terroir gives salinity, length and recognisable intensity year after year. The cru’s fruitiness is expressed through typical aromas of grapefruit and mango – even fruit jelly when young.
It’s only after four to five years of ageing that Moenchberg wines give tasters the most complex aromas with notes of flint and spices.
This terroir is distinguished by a succulent sensation.
The acid structure is generous, as if deposited on the tongue, and slowly progresses along the palate. There is first a vigorous then fleshy sensation. The substance then tightens near the finish. The subtle length is upheld by noble bitterness which blends into a delicate minerality. Advancing step by step, the finish provokes a noticeable astringent feel.
Le Riesling exhibe ses notes d’agrumes dans un registre frais. Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer offer a range of hazelnut and fresh almond notes in a great fruity balance.
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015 (in the Sommelier category)