50% Riesling, 50% Gewürztraminer
Biodynamic, practising Fukuoka farming
Rare blend of these two grapes, managing to highlight each grapes unique characters.
The vineyard of Altengarten (old garden) is below the Eichberg Grand Cru looking towards the east at 220m altitude. Overlooked by the emblematic Three Castles of Eguisheim it sits on limestone-rich marl where riesling and gewürztraminer are co-planted. Whole bunches are pressed together followed by fermentation and ageing in used barrels. Well-managed ageing on fine lees adds a slight reduction to the wine which disappears after few minutes of opening. Multi-layered and opulent this wine is lifted by its biting acidity and salivating minerality bringing out the best of both grapes.