Muscat Les Princes Abbés 2013

  • Muscat Les Princes Abbés 2013
Muscat Les Princes Abbés 2013
  • Muscat Les Princes Abbés 2013
  • Muscat Les Princes Abbés 2013

For the aperitif...

Historique: 

Muscat is a very ancient grape variety, first mentioned in 1510. Of eastern origin and very different to the sweet Muscat, it is the result of a blend of two grape varieties, Muscat d'Alsace grapes and Muscat Ottonel. (Blended in equal proportions at Domaines Schlumberger).

Situation: 

Muscat is a delicate, very sensitive grape variety. This wine mainly comes from the Bollenberg and Bux plots. Being very difficult, our Muscat is unfortunately not available every year.

Vinification: 

A blend, in equal proportions, of two varieties of Muscat d'Alsace and Muscat Ottonel. The grapes are pressed pneumatically followed by static settling of the must. Fermentation takes place in temperature controlled tuns from 1 to 4 months. The wine is raised on the less for 4 months and bottled within the year.

Dégustation: 

The robe is a pale yellow, with average-intensity reflections. The disk is bright and limpid.The nose is frank, pleasant, typical of this grape variety. We find flower aromas such as lilac, lily of the valley, woodruff, and more fruity notes such as melon.The onset in the mouth is franck, straight, with a beautiful vivacity, enhanced by a slightly sparkling note. The middle mouth is still as straight, with a slight warmth and a more complex range of aromas. We find here mentholated, lemony notes.The finish has an average length supported by this frank vivacity and a slight bitterness.A beautiful lacy, very airy, dry balance, without concession.

Gastronomie: 

For the aperitif, serve it with aspics, espumas or other spring vegetable-based verrines. For the starters, it will be best with a plate of cold meats or a warm goat cheese salad. To be served at a temperature of 12°C.