Valentin Zusslin - Chasselas Wolfhag - white - 2018 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING''From 40-year-old vines in a lieu-dit at the bottom of the Clos Liebenberg on Vosges sandstone soils covered with sandy silt, the 2018 Chasselas Wolfhag represents a now extremely rare variety in Alsace that was once widely planted, like Sylvaner, until several decades ago. The 2018 shows a delicately fruity bouquet intertwined with terroir-driven, slightly flinty notes and a lovely layer of yeast, thanks to the élevage of 11 months on the lees (in concrete tank). The palate shows an intense yet vital and playful Chasselas with round and charming fruit and a dense, mineral character overall. This is a well-balanced white wine with a long and complex finish. A stunner with fine tannins and a long, aromatic but structured aftertaste." 93 points, Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
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. In 1997 the domaine converted to biodynamic viticulture. Much of the work in the vineyard and in the cellar is done by hand, in order that the grapes can express the full potential of the unique terroirs of the Domaine.
From: France, Alsace