LOCATION: Spiegel lies on sandy-clay and faces east. It stretches out halfway up the slope between Guebwiller and Bergholtz at an altitude of 260 to 315 meters.
WINE-MAKING: The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. There is static settling of the lees. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled tuns, followed by raising on the less for 8 months.
TASTING: The robe is a golden yellow, with light green reflections, of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid, and transparent. The wine shows youth.The nose is frank, pleasant, of good intensity. We can perceive a dominance of sophisticated, fruity scents, yellow fruits, Mirabelle plum, quince, Golden apple, and a slight honey hint. Airing enhances the fruity character and reveals fine pastry hints, orange blossom. The ripeness and health of the grapes provide a superb offactory profile. Very pleasant.The onset in the mouth is dense, fleshy. It shows a mellow character. The alcohol support is balanced. The wine evolves on a sharp and edgy medium, marked by a sparkling note. The range of aromas reminds that of the nose, yellow fruits, Mirabelle plum, quince, Golden apple, honey, and a slight smoky hint. The finish has a beautiful length, 7-8 caudalies and a persistent vivacity.The balance of this wine is soft, rich, but it keeps a superb freshness. The terroir expresses itself beautifully and refines the structure.
GASTRONOMY: Do not hesitate to serve it with a butternut and fourme cheese gratin, a scallop gratin with cider and candied apples, a raw and cooked cauliflower mousseline with smoked salmon. Serving temperature 12°C.