Exploited since the Middle Ages by the Prince Abbots of Murbach Abbey, this
terroir was acquired by the Schlumberger family in the middle of the 19th
century and marketed until the late 1960s.
The Belzbrunnen is a hillside located below the Grand Cru Kessler, surrounded
Grand Cru Saering and Grand Cru Spiegel. It rests essentially on a substrate of
Vosges sandstone from the Bundsandstein, giving rise to fairly deep sandy-clay
The grapes come from a plot of Gewurztraminer planted in 1962. Harvested by
hand, the juice is left to ferment in our centuries-old casks, followed by aging for
6 months in tuns and 6 months in stainless steel vats before being put in bottles.
I like to combine it, at the table, with prawns with mild spices and mango mint
chutney, ray wings with ginger and coriander, stewed fish, curry and coconut
milk or soft cheese and washed rind, type friend of Chambertin… Serving
temperature : 12°C.
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The color is lemon yellow with light green reflections, of good intensity. The disc
is shiny, limpid and transparent. The wine presents youth.
The nose is frank, pleasant, of good intensity. We smell a dominant of floral
scents, rose and exotic, grapefruit and mango. Aeration ampliflies these smells
and reveals papaya, passion fruit and spices, curry, ginger. The perfect sanitary
state of the grapes reflects a complex and racy profile. Subtle, the range of
scents provides a perfect feeling of freshness.
The attack on the palate is slender, tender, the alcohol support is full-bodied.
We evolve on an incisive medium, marked by pearling. We find the range of
aromas of the nose, always focused on exoticism, grapefruit, papaya, mango,
passion fruit, flowers, rose and spices, ginger, curry. We feel a hint of firm
bitterness. The finish presents a good length, 8-9 caudalies, as well as a frank
vivacity and a persistent bitterness. The structure is digestible, tasty. The hint of
sweetness is perfectly rebalanced by the tension and the great bitterness. The
sumptuous range of aromas brings sparkle to this beautiful wine.