2016 Valentin Zusslin Sylvaner Bollenberg Alsace, France
Vintage 2016: spring was really humid, with daily intense rain during the months of April and May. Summer was extremely dry, with a drought period in July and August. The result was a delay in grape maturity and many days of harvest in the same parcel to find the cluster with the right balance.
The vintage 2016 was also the sudden death of Jean-Marie Zusslin the father of Marie and Jean-Paul. The strong rallying of the team made it possible to overcome this hardship and gave birth to a vintage full of energy and life.
Terroir: Clay and Iron with a Jurassic limestone subsoil
Alcohol: 12% vol.
RS: 2.50 g/l
Tartaric acidity: 5.70 g/l
Notes: Sylvaner although a traditional and ancestral varietal of Alsace has had a bad reputation due to a past of lower quality production. Sylvaner has been an important part of Domaine Zusslin patrimony. They feel this is their duty to help express the full potential of this varietal.
The parcel used of this cuvee was purchased in 2013 - Avante Garde