Vines : Our vines are on average 30 years old, from selected old varieties and grafted to the estate from generation to generation.
Divided into slopes and midslopes on 40 plots for an area of 8 ha. This diversity is found in the grapes of each plot.
The yield is reduced to less than 60 hl/ha.
We mow the grass 1 out of 2 rows and we work the soil of the other row by practising organic viticulture since the 1980s.
We started organic certification in 2019.
Our soils are alive, our vines are balanced, our grapes are «well in their skin».
Terroir : This wine was born in the plot “Rouffacherweg” meaning “Chemin de Rouffach”. This terroir is made up of large scree and rocks of Vosges pink sandstone, covered with beautiful deep soil rich in clay. A beautiful location with a good water reserve which gives the wine lots of fruit and elegance.
Exposure: East Altitude : 250 m
In the cellar : slow and gentle pressing; fermentation without adding yeasts; after 1st fermentation, very moderate sulphiting.
All the stages of the Traditional Method are carried out at the Domaine: prize de mousse, aging on slats (around 2 years), disgorging, “raw” dosage.
Degree of alcohol : 12 % vol.
Keeping : 3 to 5 years