“Bright straw-green. Very perfumed nose (really archetypal Muscat Ottonel here!) of white flowers, fresh citrus, mint and vanilla. Bright, juicy and dense, offering flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes classically dry (3.4 g/L r.s. and 5 g/L total acidity). Very long and very pretty. A blend of 75% Muscat Ottonel and 25% Muscat à Petits Grains, this is marked sec (dry) on the back label (Schoenheitz uses a four-word scale to describe the sweetness/dryness level of his wines: sec [dry], demi-sec [medium-dry], moelleux [medium-sweet] and doux [sweet]). Really well done here” 93 point Vinous
The Muscat grape variety is so sensitive to the climatic fluctuations, that it’s necessary to reduce the risk by planting it in several places in order to be sure to obtain a harvest of Muscat each year. That’s the reason why it’s above all a varietal wine..
Surface are : 50 ares (1,3 acre)
Location : on the lower slope of the hillsides with southern exposure
Soil : granite rich in micas
Age of the vines : from 15 to 40 years
Grapes varieties : Muscat Ottonel : 40 % / Muscat d’Alsace : 60 %
Production : 2 000 bouteilles
Main analytic characteristics :
– alcohol = 12°
– residual sugar = 6,67 g/l
– tartaric acidity = 3,83 g/l
– pH = 3.55
Tasting notes :
– Light yellow with silvery reflections
– A well-developed and charming nose with delicate floral nuances (hawthorn) and at the same time very specific fruity notes.
– A supple entry followed by a blossoming of delicate aromas , supported by a fine acidity lingering on a touch of freshness.
– Its taste of fresh grapes and its lightness make it a particularly pleasant aperitif and also a wine to savor at any time of the day, especially during the summer.
– Excellent companion of asparagus served with a fine sauce like hollandaise or muslin sauce.
– Good pairing with very nature seafood (fried scallops, sushi, …)
Ageing : between 3 and 5 years