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 state 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 2015 Alsace Grand Cru Pfingstberg Riesling is generously aromatic and fresh on the nose, with highly aromatic aromas of ripe mirabelles and almost crystalline mineral notes. Silky and pure on the palate, this is a tight, powerful, very intense and concentrated Riesling with a long and salty-vital, crispy finish. Stunningly vital for 2015. [94 Points, Stephan Reinhardt – October, 2018 – robertparker.com]