Dry wine but very fat, fine and vanilla, elegant and unctuous matter, delivering an impression of flour in the mouth.
The sheep's path that leads to the Grasberg, is an exceptional terroir, a thin limestone slab of the Aalenian, perched above the plain, the ultimate extension of the mound of the Altenberg of Bergheim looking east, and whose moderately warm climate is marked by intense ventilation. Drained by the north wind in summer and protected by the Foehn in autumn, this very poor terroir where the yellow limestone rock outcrops, allows a true expression of the fruits of this very complex vine, without the development of rot.
Tasted in the dark:
Ravioles and puff pastries (snails, prawns). Noble fish. Poultry or white meats served with mushrooms, cream sauces or forgotten vegetables. Sweetbreads. Cheeses: comté, sheep tomme, reblochon.
Field-blending of Riesling and Pinots. Some strains of Muscat and Chasselas.
A great white wine for laying down, semi-dry to mellow.
10 to 15 years.
Early Aalenian limestone Terroir, ultimate extension of the east-facing Altenberg hillock in Bergheim. Climate characterized by intense ventilation. Floury soil.