Cuvee 8 ‘assemblage 4 cepages nobles’ Domaine Pfister Alsace
This wine is named after the arrival of the 8th generation at the Domaine, Mélanie, who created this wine. Notably trained at Château Cheval Blanc, it was there that she discovered “assemblage” and put into practice when she returned home. This wine is an assemblage of the four noble grapes of Alsace: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat, and the exact blend of this wine is a family secret! The Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat (Ottonel variety) come from pebbly clay and limestone soil on a calcareous mother rock. The Pinot Gris grows on clayey deep hillsides, ideal for Pinot grapes. Vinification The grapes were hand-picked and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged on fine lees for 11 months. The closure is vinolok, which preserves the classic Alsace florality and freshness for longer.
As early as 1780, Nicolas Pfister was a “viticulturist-bourgeois”, in the still existing farmhouse. Subsequently, exploitation and know-how are transmitted from father to son, in a traditional way. A turning point was taken in 1972, when Alfred Pfister and his son André were witnesses. The latter, with the support of his wife Marie-Anne, will bring a new look, resolutely turned towards the future and future generations. Heir to the know-how of the six generations of winegrowers who preceded him, he quickly devoted himself to environmentally-friendly viticulture while modernizing the installations. The work provided in the vineyard as in the winery pursues the sole objective of obtaining fruits and wines of very high quality, marked by their terroir. The more recent history saw the arrival on the Domain of Melanie, 8th generation of Pfister and first wife of the estate. Trained in Bordeaux and then Dijon as an engineer and oenologist, she intends to use her knowledge and various practical experiences in the constant search for perfection that is the hallmark of the estate.