Schlossberg is a south-east facing slope from a steep terraced granite block. It became the first Alsace grand cru in 1975. Mader’s vineyard is east-facing and the highest on the slope from vines over 25 y.o. giving tiny yield. The wine is whole bunch pressed with indigenous fermentation. Aged on lees for 9 months, 1/3 barrel, 2/3 stainless steel. This is an extremely impressive wine and one of the few really dry expressions of Pinot Gris to be found in Alsace. It is a graceful wine with subtle power which builds impressively at the back of the palate.
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