This grape variety is today quite rare in Alsace (less than 2%) and it will certainly remain like this as Muscat can be a difficult cultivar. It however found its home in this Grand Cru where it represents almost 40% of the surface of the Goldert. In 2020 we decided to pull out all our Gewurztraminer vineyard in the Goldert and they will be replanted in 2023 with Muscat d’Alsace. Unfortunately, Gewurztraminer in the Goldert needs to be at an almost late harvest ripeness to be fully ripe, and the current climate does not allow for much noble rot development. The Oolithic limestone facing east on a gentle slope is perfect for a slow ripeness of the grapes and keeps a good acidity.This wine ferments slowly and evolves like a Riesling wine. So achieving a dry wines requires a precision harvest and patience. The result is so interesting as the Goldert wines are fruit and mineral driven, especially if kept for a few years before being drunk

95 Points
2021 vintage
94 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a challenging vintage which resulted in small volumes of extraordinary wines. The frost of April 6th significantly reduced the final harvest volumes. June & July saw heavy rains leading to rapid growth but unfortunately mildew also. August and September were sunny and dry, with harvest from September 15th to October 2nd. The small crop fermented quickly, alcohols were below usual levels, and all wines fermented completely dry.
Tasting Note
Straw yellow colour. The nose is very expressive and intense, showing now beautiful ripe floral and fruity exotic flavours in this vintage, almost reminiscent of a later harvested style. The palate comes as a big surprise as it is completely dry. The acidity is ripe, racy and salivating. Very broad on the attack, it narrows in a mineral tight dry finish, showing the complexity of this great vineyard. Very long finish and it will most certainly age extremely well!
Technical Data
GRAPES: 95% Muscat d'Alsace, 5% Muscat Ottonel
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 3.4 g/l
ABV: 12.00%
AGING: 12 months in large foudres
Unique Selling Points
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • Reference-point expression of this rare dry wine
  • Unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620
  • 95 points Suckling, 94 points Vinous

About the Grape

Moscato Bianco / Muscat d’Alsace
Shows exotic aromas of tropical fruits, flowers, rose petals and citrus blossoms, and bright, clean fresh grape flavors, with a note of acidity. Sweet and fortified wines show honey and caramel notes.
Muscat Ottonel
Muscat Ottonel is the most delicate member of the Vitis Vinifera Muscat family in terms of color, aroma and flavor. Sensitive to noble rot, Muscat Ottonel is often used in late harvest or dessert wines.
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