Grape: Riesling, Gewurtzraminer, Muscat Ottonel, Sylvaner
Farming: Biodynamic & Natural
«Kammerlas, which means “small rooms” in Alsatian dialect is the oldest plot of the winery : vines have been planted in 1938/1939, right in the middle of the Grand Cru Pfingstberg.
Back in the days varieties were planted all together in the same plot. Here the Kammerlas are a mix of mainly Riesling (5,16 ares), Gewurztraminer (2,06 ares), Muscat Ottonel (2,06 ares) and Sylvaner (2,06 ares).
Vines are also planted “en échalas” which means they grow around a stake without trellis system. The plot can only be hand-worked since we can’t reach it with a tractor or with our horse.
Grapes were all picked together on the 27/09/2017, pressed and vinified together for an overall production of around 700 bottles. Being given the small volume produced we had to adapt ourselves and vinify this wine in stainless steel instead of foudre, for almost a year. Also, because of the blend this wine cannot be considered as a Grand Cru even though how precious, rare, and complex it is.
Structured wine, its complexity linked to the terroir of the Pfingstberg offers a rich and expressive mouthfeel and a salty and precise acidity showcasing the sandstone terroir.»
Tasting notes: This cuvée presents a strong personality with a light golden robe. Juicy notes of ripe yellow and stone fruits which dominate the palate. Complex, elegant and french with a long, smooth finish.
About the Winery
Established in 1691 by M. Jodocus CISLE (former name of Zusslin), Domaine Valentin ZUSSLIN is now run by two generations of the Zusslin family who are following in the footsteps of their forbears. The winery is based in Orschwihr, south of Colmar, and the vines are planted on the slopes of the Bollenberg, Clos Liebenberg and Grand Cru Pfingstberg.
Since 1997, the estate has been run in its entirety according to the principles of Bio-Dynamic culture. The vines are mainly worked by hand and a significant amount of time is devoted to caring for the soil.
Awarded the Robert Parker Green emblem in July 2021.
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