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Wine Region: Alsace - Bollenberg - France
Grape: Pinot Noir.
Tasting notes: " The 2016 Pinot Noir Bollenberg Neuberg is one of the two wines made from Zusslin's discontinued iconic Bollenberg Harmonie.
The Neuberg comes from an upper plot in the east-facing part of the Bollenberg with its Pinot roots in a reddish Jurassic limestone soil with a very thin (20–40 centimeters) layer of silt. The Neuberg is darker in color than its twin from the Luft parcel and opens with a very intense and warm bouquet of dark fruits, potted cherries, plums, cinnamon and mocha, and it seems to be slightly more developed than the coolish and vibrantly fresh Luft. In fact, the Neuberg is more a relative to the former Bollenberg Harmonie than to the Luft.
Full-bodied and generous on the silky-textured and refined palate, this is a deep, rich and powerful yet elegant Pinot Noir with super ripe cherry and dark berry fruit. The Neuberg has a warm, generous and sunny character, but it also reveals fine tannins and complex acidity. The making of this wine is the same as for the Luft: 18 days of maceration are followed by 15 months of élevage in 65% new oak barrels of top origin."
Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
Expert Rating: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94/100.
About the winery: Marie Zusslin and her brother, Jean-Paul, began working alongside their father, Jean-Marie, and grandfather, Valentin, in 2000. For ten years the three generations worked together in the same house/winery established by their ancestors in 1671.
Today, Marie and Jean-Paul share the lead responsibilities in the cellar and the vineyard following the holistic approach established by their father, whom began practicing biodynamic farming in 1997.
The Zusslins farm a number of terroirs close to their home village of Orschwihr: Clos Liebenberg, Bollenberg, and Pfingstberg. Their concern for nature creates beautiful wines full of vitality.
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