Since the Middle Ages, the Abbés Princes of the Murbach Abbey operated this terroir. The Schlumberger family has acquired it in the middle of the 19th century and it was marketed until the late 1960s.
The Flieg is a hillside overlooking the Guebwiller valley and located at the western end of our vineyard with south, southwest exposure. Resulting from a unique Alsatian soil, it is composed of Latite (reddish acid volcanic rock debris).
It is made from grapes cultivated on selected plots of Riesling. Planted by hand, the grape juice is placed in our century-old tuns to ferment; it is then matured in tuns for 6 months and in stainless steel vats for other 6 months before bottling.
It can be associated with oysters in sea water jelly and caviar, mussels with orange and coriander, a crab crisp with avocado or a goat’s milk cheese, such as the Cabécou du Périgord. Serving temperature : 12°C.
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The robe is lemon yellow with green reflections of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid and transparent. The wine shows youth.
The nose is marked, pleasant and open. Subtle, we perceive a dominant of airy scents of white flowers, citrus fruits (lemon zest), floating weightless. The airing enhances these scents and reveals fine mineral notes (naphtha) and spices (ginger). The nose is restrained, slender. It gives a delicate sensation of freshness, that will, with time, assert itself.
The onset in the mouth is slender and the alcoholic base is full-bodied. The wine evolves on a medium with a sharp and crystalline vivacity, very saline, marked by a sparkling note. We find the same aromas as on the nose, still dominated by white flowers, lemon zest, spices (ginger) and this underlying mineral touch of naphtha. The finish has a good length, 6-7 caudalies, and a rigorous vivacity. The balance, focused on freshness, shows a rare salinity.
With surgical precision, it expresses a splendid mineral profile.
Comments by Pascal Leonetti – October 2019
“Best Sommelier of France 2006”