Established in 1691 by M. Jodocus CISLE (former name of Zusslin), Domaine Valentin ZUSSLIN is now run by two generations of the Zusslin family who are following in the footsteps of their forbears. The winery is based in Orschwihr, south of Colmar, and the vines are planted on the slopes of the Bollenberg, Clos Liebenberg and Grand Cru Pfingstberg. Since 1997, the estate has been run in its entirety according to the principles of Bio-Dynamic culture. The vines are mainly worked by hand and a significant amount of time is devoted to caring for the soil.
The 2014 Crémant d’Alsace Brut Zéro is entirely from the Clos Lobenberg and has been disgorged without the addition of sulfur. The wine is pure and intense and shows concentrated fruit with delicate brioche and some oxidative flor and iodine aromas. Full-bodied and rich on the palate, this is an elegant and complex, mouthfilling yet salty and refined Crémant with a long and structured finish.