Muscat Turckheim 2018

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Muscat Turckheim 2018

Region: France / Alsace / Vins D'Alsace
Grapes: 100% Muscat

Muscat from the flat alluvial gravel vineyards surrounding the winery. Ideal full sun exposure ensures that these wines are very ripe, opulent and fruit-driven. Both vineyards used to produce this village wine are located on the edge of the Herrenweg area in Turckheim, on slightly richer silt/loam soils that enjoy a very warm microclimate. The proportion of Muscat Petits Grains (red and white color grapes) is high as it is a more drought and heat resistant grape variety. It also takes a little longer to ripen but achieves better balance. Muscat doesn’t need a high ripeness potential to express all its qualities, but needs perfect skin ripeness to avoid unnecessary bitterness and an overly perfumed profile.

harvest note

Abundant sunshine and timely moisture led to a full crop with grapes in a fine healthy state. Full volumes returned especially with the vines which had been damaged by frost in the previous year.

tasting note

Exotic & expressive floral aromas with subtle mint signature; lively presence on the palate with refreshing acidity and moderately long dry finish.

food pairing

Casual aperitif, summer salads, barbecued white meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Muscat
APPELLATION: Alsace AOC
PH: 3.34
ACIDITY: 3.45 g/l
ABV: 11.91%
AGING: In large old oak casks
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.2 g/l

points of distinction

  • Crafted by Olivier Humbrecht MW
  • Crertified Biodynamic methods applied in vineyard and cellar
  • Reference-point Alsace wines with a highly focused terroir / subsoil emphasis
  • about the grape +
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht MW, Winemaker

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