Praelatenberg stands out by the combination of its microclimate and the terroir gneiss content. The latter provides wines with crystalline and elegant minerality, regardless the grape variety. However, this minerality particularly marks Riesling whereas Gewurztraminer presents spicy notes and Pinot Gris a great freshness. Praelatenberg appears like a balanced and consistent wine, barely affected by the impact of vintage years. It really unravels its personality after two years in the bottle.
The rich terroir produces generous and full-bodied wines.
The noble and concentrated matter of these wines is striking. The generous acidity is central on the palate.
Coated by the wine substance, it gives an exquisite sensation. A length characterised by its intensity and noble bitter touches, the base of intense «gunpowder» minerality.
Riesling grapes find the perfect balance here thanks to the naturally taut terroir which add to their slenderness. Gewurztraminer vigorously allows its spicy character to explode. They evoke coriander and almonds. Exotic fruity aromas and dried herbs often appear with Praelatenberg wines.
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015 (in the Sommelier category)