This Crémant d’Alsace is a blend of Pinot Auxerrois, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris, mostly from the Clos Liebenberg (calcium-rich clay soils with sandstone). This Clos is separate from the rest of the vineyard, allowing total biodynamic and biodiverse practices. Sheep in winter, bees in summer, most parcels are worked with the domain’s horses. No sulphites or additives are used so the wine can express itself naturally. Wines are aged for 15 to 18 months in bottle, spontaneous fermentation with 100% malolactic. Dynamic, with excellent aromatic expression marked by citrus on fine bubbles. Ideal for Apéritif or alongside sashimi, grilled fish, pork terrines, tarts, red fruit crumble.
Type: White Wine Rating: RP 91 Country of Origin: France Region: Alsace Alcohol by vol: 12% Volume: 750ml
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.
Marie Zusslin and Jean Paul Zusslin (sister and brother) have managed the company since 2000. 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.