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Domaine Valentin Zusslin Pinot Noir Bollenbergtext

Domaine Valentin Zusslin Pinot Noir Bollenberg 2018

Alsace, FranceEstablished in 1691 by M. Jodocus Cisle (former name of Zusslin), Domaine Valentin Zusslin is now run by two generations of the Zusslin family. The winery is based in Orschwihr, south of Colmar, and the vines are planted on the slopes of the Bollenberg, Clos Liebenberg and Grand Cru Pfingstberg. Since 1997, the estate has been run biodynamically. Bollenberg is a hill close to Rouffach and their home village of Orschwihr. At the foot of the Vosges mountains, it’s one of the driest places in France, and rests on 23 million year old limestone. This medium red is imbued with the buzzy limestone, coursing through wild cherry, floral raspberry, candle wax, and darts of smoked stone. Acidity is tart, and tannins are long and fine and cozy, holding this through a spiced end. Beauty energy here.Tasted: 11 March 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Domaine Valentin ZusslinGrape: Pinot Noir