The ALTENBERG DE BERGHEIM is located in the heart of the geological faults fields of RIBEAUVILLE where hard limestone and Jurassic Lias marls meet each other. These abundant formations in fossils form a poor clay-limestone soil, red (ferruginous), and rich in rock limestone, where the vines must dive deeper to find their energy.
The micro-climate of ALTENBERG, resulting from its fully southern exposure, its distance from the forehead of Vosges and its isolated position facing the Plain Rhénane, this Grand Cru is terribly hot, dry and almost overexposed. The maturities of grapes, often amplified by the noble rot, are non-standard and they impose the domination of terroir on the cepages co- planted.
Aging Potential : 15 to 20 years.
Food pairing : Foie gras in terrine or fried. Fattened chicken (in the honey and the lemon). Tartar of ox(beef). Sprinkled with parsley cheeses. Fruit-based desserts.
Source : marceldeiss.com
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