Domaine Jean Ginglinger Muscat 2017
'Jean Ginglinger is based in the central Alsace village of Pfaffenheim which lies 12 kilometres south of Colmar where he cares for 6.5 hectares of prime sites including two Grand Cru vineyards (Steinert and Zinnkoepfle). The family are not recent arrivals having been involved in viticulture here since 1610!!!
This complex and charming wine is made from three varieties of Muscat that thrive on calcareous soils. The varieties are Muscat Ottonel, Muscat d'Alsace Rose and Muscat d'Alsace. Muscat Ottonel was created in 1852 by crossing Chasselas with Muscat. It is particularly suited to the Alsace region. Muscat d'Alsace Rose is a pink variety of Muscat which is quite rare but Jean is lucky enough to have a small plot of this variety. Muscat d'Alsace is the local name for Muscat a Petit Grains which is widely planted in the Languedoc and Roussillon and probably came originally from Greece via Italy. This wine is a stunner. If you haven't tried a complex Muscat then this is one that you will find to be a beautiful companion to a wide range of foods.'
- Living Wines