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Muscat d'Alsace (screw cap)

2022-08-10 Print

Forgotten grape varieties

Muscat d'Alsace (screw cap)

Alsace
2019
1 bottle of 0.75 L
"Good bright yellow. Cool aromas of green apple, menthol, quince and spicy herbs. Intensely focused ....The long finish shows excellent lemony cut and a hint of white pepper."


Soil:

Gravel, sand and calcareous clay sites, south-facing
Mostly from Schlossberg , Altenbourg and Furstentum : Ottonel Grape.
from gravel around Colmar with Muscat d'Alsace grape

Vinification:

The juice is extracted with infinite care in our air-bag press. The slow, gentle pressing avoids crushing the stalks and pips.
The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from 4 to 10 weeks. It is carried out in stainless-steel vats equipped with temperature control, a medium which maximises the expression of this variety's aromas.

Elevage:

The wine is matured on its lees in large barrels for 6 to 9 months.
This lees-contact contributes richness to the wine. What is more, the oxygen which passes through the pores of the wood brings about a gentle oxidization of the wine, and the subsequent opening up of its aromas.
The wine is then bottled and matured for 1 or 2 years before being offered for sale. This bottle-ageing also plays a role in the wine's development. Here, the opposite of oxidization happens: reactions in the oxygen-free environment bring about the development of the bouquet, and give it subtler nuances.

Wine tasting:

Color: light yellow.
In the nose: musky  easily, something  like Jasmin and bergamote citrus
In the mouth: Fruit of bergamot, then Jasmine and slight sweetness, in the finish: nutmeg, good Length.

When & with what:

 Fruit ripe: now to 2015.

- Aperitif

- Serve with asparagus  and ham or.

- Prawns with ground almonds or pistachios.
- Gaspacho, hot oysters for their iodized flavour.

Press :

(65% Muscat d’Alsace and 35% Muscat Ottonel): Good bright yellow. Cool aromas of green apple, menthol, quince and spicy herbs. Intensely focused and precise, with juicy acidity keeping the lemon, grapefruit and pepper flavors tightly wound; believe it or not, this reminded me a little of viognier! The long finish shows excellent lemony cut and a hint of white pepper.



Domaine Paul BLANCK et Fils Vignerons d'émotion