Domaine Jean-Marie HAAG

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Climate, sun exposure and earth make up the alchemy of the terroir. It is the terroir that gives us our remarkable wines, full of finesse, lenght and elegance.
At the foot of the Vosges mountains, protected by Le Petit and Le Grand Ballon peaks of the Vosges, peaks that form a barrier against the west winds, as well as a good few summer storms. It cannot be denied that Vallée Noble vineyards are favourably located.

In the shape of a basin, tha Vallée Noble predominantly contains hillside vines. During autumn, the nights are cool, with the only winds being drying winds, so favouring noble rot.

The vinyard curves steeply, at some points more than 40%, allowing maximum sun exposure. During the vine's growing period, from April to September, we benefit from 1750 hours of sun, almost the same as in Bordeaux.

The subsoil is predominantly chalk, with some sand and limestone areas.

From the moment of your arrival in Soultzmatt, the Zinnkoepflé Grand Cru offers a spectacular view.
Overhanging the Valley, turned towards the south-southeast, and enjoying maximum sun exposure, amongst the 51 Grand crus hillsides the Zinnkoepflé is certainly tne pinnacle of Alsace vineyard.

Thanks to its orientation, steep slope (40%) and sand and limestone soil, Grand Cru Zinnkopeflé wines  present
complexity of aroma
delicate, rich freshness and length
great capacity to keep
great capacity to have overmatured grapes.

The so-called Breitenberg areas take their name from the Alsatian words large (breit) and hill (berg).
This land is further to the west of the Vallée Noble, with a South-facing orientation.

In the past, this hill was crowned by one of the seven Vallée Noble chateaux.


Breitenberg wines offer
Finesse of aroma
Elegance
Good capacity to keep.

Within the vines, a philosophy: Limit yields to maximise quality.
This philosphy is reflected in our regular and rigorous attention and observation. It is for this reason that integrated wine growing is a reality for 25 years within the domain.

Our soil is ploughed to allow the vine roots to draw the resources they need. It is at this stage that the terroir begins to shape the wine.

In the vineyard grass naturally grow every other row which enables to control vine's strength and preserve the ecosystem. Only the grass under the row is cut.

It is in this way that yields are limited, with the constant goal of pushing the boundaries of quality whilst maintaining a constant respect for the environment.

Domaine Jean-Marie HAAG - 17,Rue des Chèvres 68570 SOULTZMATT - Phone 03.89.47.02.38

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