19/20 points Bettane et Desseauve
Vinous Reverie Notes
Muscat d'Alsace ("Muschkataller" in Alsatian) is one of the oldest grape varieties in Alsace. Currently, a distinction is made between the "true" Muscat d'Alsace, grapes with white or pink grains, quite late ripening, very aromatic, but sensitive, even capricious, and the Muscat Ottonel, more discreet, but more regular, which harmoniously complements it. Unlike the Muscats produced by other regions, it is neither sweet, nor syrupy, but fresh, fruity and dry. Tasting Notes: Aromas of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest and herbaceousness full of freshness, with a note of ginger and rose petals. Then a nice liveliness on the palate gives a touch of lightness to the mellow flavors of cherry, orange marmalade and sweet spices.