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 micro-climate. The proportion of Muscat Petits Grains 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
This was a near perfect harvest in terms of overall ripeness, plentiful sunshine, several well-timed rains, and minimal disease pressures. The harvest began quite early on August 25th and was completed by September 15th. There were no late harvest wines produced in 2020.
Tasting Note
The nose displays elegant fruity and floral aromas with medium intensity. The warm harvest sunshine ripened the grapes to perfection which means more complex flavors and less varietal character. The palate is delicate but persists nicely. Like most wines in 2020, it also has interesting tannins that makes the acidity taste more intensely saline. This is a well balanced wine, completely dry (but not aggressive) which is already so enjoyable at this young age.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 85% Muscat d'Alsace, 15% Muscat Ottonel
APPELLATION: Alsace AOC
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 3.8 g/l
ABV: 12.4%
AGING: 8 months in large old oak casks
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.6 g/l
Unique Selling Points
  • 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

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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