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.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 Gewurztraminer Bollenberg is perfectly aromatic on the nose that delivers all you like to have from Gewurtz: chalk and lychee, along with some spicy and floral notes, of course. Full-bodied, rich and finessed, with a remarkable mineral freshness thanks to the Jurassic and Oligocene limestone terroir of the Bollenberg nature reserve that is home to Mediterranean plants and rare birds. This is an off-dry Gewürztraminer with a round and silky texture and very fine tannins that perfectly combine with mineral freshness. This is a great wine, in fact, and proves that 2018 has been a great vintage for the Zusslins. I can’t wait to taste the Rieslings… [94 Points, Stephan Reinhardt – October 2020,]