Founded in 1895, the Cave de Ribeauvillé is the oldest cooperative in France. The vineyards cover 265 hectares surrounding Ribeauvillé village. The human element is the foundation of the cooperative with a total of 110 members. AOC Crémant d’Alsace is the jewel in the crown of the sparkling wines produced in Alsace.
The vineyards extend for six miles around Ribeauville, on a famous geological fault line whose terrain is characterized by a patchwork of different soils and subsoils. The plots are well exposed to sunshine and benefit from the natural protection of the Vosges Mountains. This Pinot Gris is from the famous plot Gloeckelberg on the north of Ribeauvillé, in the township of Rodern. This terroir has a south and southeast sun exposure on a granite substrate with sandy and acidic soils on the surface.
Traditional winemaking methods were used to respect the terroir and enhance freshness and fruitiness. Methods used are: 100% hand harvesting, juice separation and skin maceration. No malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the acidity. Aging on lees. A unique Quality Charter with a 100% parcel traceability, a severe yield control and environmental protection.
A powerful nose with dried and crystalised fruits aromas. The wine has a soft and well-structured mouth, round at first with a good balance coming from its mature acidity that is a sign of its noble origin. With aging, the notes of citrus fruits move progressively towards exotic fruits.
Discover its best taste with dishes using mushrooms, duck, roasted veal or game. Serve between 10 and 12°C. Carafe if possible one hour before serving to allow the aromas to open up. Wine for long aging, 10 years or more.