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The Game Of Greens

A dry, tight, deep and tannic wine. Thick and dark matter.



This Bergheim terroir forms an amphitheatre that opens to the South, overlooking the great wines of Ribeauvillé, and is one of the best in the area. Its poetical name refers to the word for draughtboard and expresses the heterogeneous nature of the topsoil, which is made up of torrent deposits of sandstone, granite and sometimes gneiss, spread over a deep base of Keuper lake marl. These dominant characteristics and companion planting (Riesling, Pinot, Gewurztraminer) give the wine phenomenal length, a slightly tannic structure and power that is very lightly rounded by the hot minerality that is so specific to rolled gravel – an iron hand in a velvet glove.

A Great wine for food

With the exact balance between matter and acidity

Tasted in the dark:

  • Mental Landscape: immediately darker, more distant! Midnight blue, saturated blacks, "background". The proportions of the painting are astonishing: despite its material and width, there is a verticality that seems to inhabit the thickness. More than the present heat, we can clearly perceive a stony and mineral earthy dimension: something of the earth, graphite and radish.
  •  Mouthfeel: In the mouth, the weave of the fabric is very thick but rough, tannic, thick, with a very particular ribbed dimension, calling for food, for eating; the tension of the fabric is extreme, but in the end it is the power that wins: it is the bottom of the mouth that triumphs.
  •  The port or energy: the energy of matter rises, which nothing can stop. Call proteins.
Food pairing

Veal. Fine poultry (roasted guinea fowl). Beef Tartar. Game birds (pheasant). Peppered and spicy dishes. Cheeses: comté, époisses, langres, munster, refined Dutch cheese.


Companion planting of Riesling, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer.


Dry, tight, thick, deep and tannic wine.

To be kept

10 to 15 years.


Torrential sediments of sandstone, granite and occasionally gneiss, resting on a deep matrix of Keuper marl. Black soil, warm, quiet, very early climate.



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