Every body was happy to finish this very long harvest time of 2012 because we had to stop many times and find the best moment for each grappe variety in each vineyard. A joyfull last meal together on october 17th, last picture of the team, and the list for 2013 is open ! have a look at the pictures of this 2012 vintage here
du Vignoble KLUR
Lonely Planet Guide and magazine recommand to stop at Vignoble Klur: a 100% organic stop and a real Hot Spot of the region. "This charming place will agree to nature lovers, every thing here is organic and perfect for cooconing and pamper yourself. Klur family will welcome you with warmness and help you to discover Alsace wines and gastronomy. Try a wine tour or workshop and if you tasted to much, a sauna with wellness massage may be organised for you. Alsace is one of the 18 top destinations of France, don't miss it as you dont want to miss Tour Eiffel, Mont St Michel of Pont du Gard. (...)"
"Alsace marks the end of the grape harvest with a host of festivals in October, making it the perfect time to visit the vineyards and villages along France's famous wine route. Clément Klur is one of the leading winemakers in Alsace and has been just as innovative in this exciting B&B. Klur wants guests to really understand his wines, and has built roomy appartments with kitchens, asking for a three-night minimum to really experience staying with a winemaker. His outstanding wines are biodynamic – one step beyond organic – with a natural sparkling
Springtime was complicated, a long flowering period, a lot of flower abortions on the muscat, some more humidity in june and july as usual, the slow start of some illnesses (mildiou, oïdium). Finally Katzenthal was not involved in this problems, august was very hot and the maturities went very quick and also a lot of wine grower hopes. Actually muscats, riesling and pinots gris Wineck Schlossberg you see below catch some more sun shines
"An intense yellow robe for this riesling , a very mineral nose, elegant with fruit and toasted notes. Soft mouth, develop yet. Perfect right now for a fine fish receipe but you may wait 3 years. "
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