Sparkling wine Michel Fonne, Cuvee Premium, Cremant d'Alsace AOC
Reviews of purchase Michel Fonne, Cuvee Premium, Cremant d'Alsace AOC
Wine pure, bright color with pale green and straw-yellow hues.
Taste wine - dry, its freshness harmony with generous structure and a pleasant aftertaste school.
The wine has a fresh aroma with notes of flowers, fruits and spices: rose, mignonette, lily of the valley, mango, lychee, pineapple, passion fruit, cardamom, saffron, and hops.
The wine is perfect as an aperitif, goes well with spicy dishes, smoked fish, spicy dishes of Oriental cuisine (Chinese, Moroccan, Indonesian), lobster, crayfish, strong cheeses such as Munster, as well as with white meat (beef and pork), poultry, pheasant, partridge.
Grapes for wine Gewurztraminer going entirely by hand from sites near Riquewihr, where vineyards are mostly located farms, a small portion of the crop comes from Schoenenbourg. Soil vineyards are made of clay and limestone. Winery berries are placed in the small baths for pressing, which takes place under the influence of gravity, without pumping or other mechanical interventions. After pressing, the wort is drained and then it is fermented at a controlled temperature of 18-24 ° C in barrels and barrels. Wine goes natural cleansing during the winter. The following spring, Gewurztraminer lightly filtered and bottled, then aged in the cellars of the winery for some time. Wine storage potential is 3-5 years.
This privileged geographical location in Alsace are born great wines. Microclimate of the region is due to the distance that separates it from the effects of marine elements, and allows the grapes to ripen slowly to full maturity, giving the wine a delicate fragrance and unmatched intensity.
The first traces of the Hugel family in Alsace can be traced back to the XV century. Two centuries later, Hans Ulrich Hugel settled in Riquewihr, which was devastated by the terrible Thirty Years' War. In 1639 he was made an honorary citizen of the city and soon headed a very powerful corporation winegrowers. In the XVIII and XIX centuries Hugel family gained an enviable reputation for its wine-making skills and the cultivation of vineyards.
Prior to the beginning of the XVII century Alsace was the largest and most famous wine region in the Holy Roman Empire. The Thirty Years War, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic and the Franco-Prussian War led wine region of Alsace in decline. By the early twentieth century, the devastation caused by pests and diseases spore, brought the situation to a critical point. After 1918 a few far-sighted and courageous winegrowers, including Frédéric Emile Hugel, took steps to save the vineyards of Alsace. Frédéric Emile Hugel devoted his life to the promotion of quality wines from noble grape varieties. His son Jean its persistence and hard work, proved that Alsace wines deserve a place among the best wines in the world. Today, the 12th generation of the family has faithfully fulfilled its main task, inherited from our ancestors - to make great wines of Alsace white wines of the XXI century.
Michel Fonne, oenologist and a graduate of the University of Dijon, in 1987 acquired the winemaking technique Champenoises à Damery and took the reins in their hands, succeeding his uncle, Rene Barth.
Today, the total vineyard area of 13 hectares and are located in four municipalities - Bennwihr, Mittelwihr, Sigolsheim and Colmar. Michelle Fonne pays special attention to the development of quality Alsatian wines. He personally supervises the work in the vineyards. Products Domaine Michel Fonné is popular not only in France but also in many European countries, Japan and Russia.