Wild plants, organic vineyards and tastings
A very hot afternoon for this walk from the wine estate in the village to the Wineck Schlossberg Grand Cru hill... Gérard Verret from Jardin Gourmand the specialist of wild plants and their transformation into tastefull dishes, gave a lot of informations about wild plants to the group. It was not easy to find some "eatable" plants in this summer begining because a few plants where still to old and not tasty at all. Wild carotts, plantain and this very strange 'Eglantier des Vignes" discovered by Gérard....read more.http://www.bioklur.net/plugins/editors/jce/tiny_mce/plugins/article/img/readmore.gif); color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">Finaly we found some flowers of wild leek, flowers of clover, the magic herb of St John (mid summer traditions), origan and young wine leaves. This walk was also a perfect time to explain the climate of the vineyards, the suffering of the vinestocks, the terroir. We put the plants in a big bag and took the way home. At least we found some more plants on the grass roof of our wine cellar. This was enough for a little lunch made with bread, butter, crème fraiche, fresch goat cheese and differents plants....You can see also the tofu peaces in the wine leaves, a delicate apetizer to taste with a fruity and dry muscat d'Alsace. We tasted the other "tartines" with riesling, gewurztraminer and crémant and everybody was so hungry and thursty that I had no time to take pictures from the tasting....you have to come and see by yourself !