Dense and deep wine, with a volcanic temperament, the very essence of a great red wine.
It was at the Burlenberg, this monument with its particular geology (a Jurassic limestone slab sculpted by lava flows during the Rhine collapse) that in 1947 Marcel Deiss planted a plot of Pinots, which became the heart of our Grand Vin Rouge project. Fascinated by the behaviour of this vine for more than 40 years, we wanted to test and understand its development, to accompany it at the end of its quest by planting just next to it a small plot of only 8.16 ares at very high density (27,500 vines per hectare, when the average density of the Alsatian vineyard is 4,000 vines per hectare). This is how we redesigned the Terroir project, where Bernard de Fontaine trained the Cistercian monks to clear the forest, to plant plots of land in crowds by imposing on the plant the exemplary nature of the Rule, this renunciation of all luxuries.
The character of the Burlenberg "HIGH DENSITY" is here affirmed like a banner: Volcanic temperature of a rare fruity and roasted violence, mixing fire and blood. You look for the rough tannin that you can't find. The result is fascinatingly deep,
red meats, small game. A great pairing reference: pigeon!
Companion planting of Pinot Noir (right and fine) and other transfers of Pinots (Beurot, Meunier, White, Grey …).
Red wine, wild and full-bodied.
Volcanims-baked limestone (oolitic silicified crinoidal limestone).