Grasberg

The Hill Where The Grass Grows

Exotic, fat and luminous semi-dry wine. Nose: explosion of jammy citrus fruits and fresh mint leaves. Palate: acid energy of large citrus fruits. Length, smoother finish but with an unusual vitality.

Grasberg
Grasberg

The Tropical Energy of the Jurassic

An Altitude Vineyard Vineyard

Located on the "GRASBERG", at an altitude of 340 m with a North-East exposure at the top of the Grand Cru "Altenberg de Bergheim" which rests on the poor limestone of the Grande Oolithe. The thinness of the soil leads the vine to plunge deep into the subsoil in search of energy giving a very complex and long wine, marked by the poor limestones of the Grande Oolithe where the vine must deeply search for the ultimate Energy of its reproduction. The Grasberg is entirely tense, tight and complex and bears witness to this initiatory quest.

Tasted in the dark:

  • Mental Landscape: cold wine, quite interiorized. Luminous landscape, but with a colder orientation than Rotenberg: blue, orange, earth. Suggestions range from tea, lemon, to very acidic exotic fruits.
  • Nose: a very lively wine, very tense, but deeply sedimentary on the palate. Great density of lining matter (return of peacock tail salivation), but the attack is lively, the sap chiselled, the fine and impressive length. One nevertheless feels a certain restraint, as if the potential of this wine in the making was still in limbo.
  • The port or the energy: a limestone wine, like a banner. Finesse, vivacity, vinosity. The taut length of a candied lemon. One of the greatest wines of the Premiers Crus,

Seductive and extravagant!

Grasberg
Food pairing

Pair with refined fish dishes or any dish that calls for a citrusy mineral wine.

Varietals

Companion planting of Riesling – Pinot Gris –  Gewurztraminer.

Type

A complex wine from Jurassic limestone terroir. Very persistent, marked by its minerality. Grasberg has tension, and this initial tightness indicates the complexity that will express itself in time. The nose explodes with candied citrus, winter orange, fresh mint leaves. The palate is entirely built on the acidic energy of perfectly ripe citrus fruits. The length of the softer finish demonstrates the rare vibrancy of this wine.

To be kept

Serve now or keep until 2028.

Terroir

This wine comes from grapes grown on the Grasberg site near BERGHEIM. This site, at an altitude of 280 m is located at the top of the hillock which bears the Grand Cru ALTENBERG on its south-facing slope.

Service

Can be served now. Decant one hour before serving. Recommended serving temperature is 10°C to 12°C.

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