Le Clos des Aubépines Langenberg - 2014
Clos des Aubépines Range
The aromas are floral with vegetal hints, like box tree or aromatic plants. Ageing, the nose develops flinty mineral hints. The texture is quite tonic. The mouth presents an elegant balance, crystalline along with fresh fruity acicity. A lengthiness without thickness and a marked salinity on the finish.
|A.O.C. Alsace Lieu-dit Langenberg||
Contenance : 75cl
Degré d'alcool : 14°
Cépages : Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Gewurztraminer Sucrosité : 1/10
Température de service : entre 8 et 12°C Temps de garde : entre 15 et 20 ans
Ideas of food pairing: Our taste buds were delighted with parings as cheese, rabbit rillettes or seefod, but give your creativity free rein and suprise yourself.
Description of the Terroir : The «Clos des Aubépines» is a very particular soil which is brown with a granitic substrate (granitic composition - mica, quartz and feldspaths).
It is a composition of eruptive rocks that crack and crumble to shape rough sand (called granitic arena) with light water retention. The granite degradation level is quite advanced, which allows the release of mineral elements.
This terroir offers lively, expressive and acidulous' wines. They are very delicate and often go along with a sensation of salinity on finish.
Harvest and Vinification: Hand pickings with grape sorting and selection. Slow and progressive pressing Flow of the must by gravity. Natural cold clearing. Introduction into oak barrel to make the alcoholic indigenous fermentation then a malolactic one (transformation of malic acid to lactic acid) to finish its growing on thin sediments up to 15 months. Bottling into an Alsace flute and use of a long cork allowing a better preservation, coeur de liege extra nature (center of cork) no treatment.