Here the dominating grape variety is Riesling. The grapes are always very ripe with a great tartaric acid level. This gives wines which open easily with elegant and light aromas of flowers and citrus fruits (bergamot). A fine, crystalline minerality with great underlying exuberance. Pleasant when young, they perfectly evolve after around 10 years while preserving this gracious balance.
Muscat plays on the same level of finesse, elegance and purity.
The early-ripening and sunny character of Wineck-Schlossberg allows for Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer to be harvested very ripe and often with noble rot.
It’s therefore easy to also produce Vendanges Tardives or Sélections de Grains Nobles. Open and aromatic with floral notes (rose), liquorice and spices, they are particularly elegant, pure and light. Their smooth character is reduced by the mineral and saline framework bestowed by the granite stone. This mineral signature nurtures and transcends these cuvées.
This Grand Cru releases a crystalline impression.
La bouche se révèle d'une grande précision et imprimée par une belle fraîcheur, élément central du vin. This acidity is straightforward, sometimes slightly contained, but always with a candour which structures the wine. The extended body is just a prelude for intense length and great, crystal-clear finish.
Le Riesling est dans son élément sur ce terroir. It appears tight on the attack, then unravels great finesse in the middle mouth.
Pinot Gris et Gewurztraminer possèdent la même ossature, complétant l'approche par leur générosité et une gamme d'arômes plus exotiques. They all express distinct minerality on the finish.
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, 2015 (in the Sommelier category)