Agathe Bursin Sylvaner Lutzeltal 2018
The Lutzeltal is a lieu-dit situated on the hillside of Strangenberg. It forms the southeast part of Strangenberg.Because of its form which follows the path of the sun, it bathes all day long in its beneficial rays. Its soil is a conglomeration of yellow sandstone and oolithic limestone. This stony soil is very permeable and the vine has barely enough time to absorb water. The grape bunches stay small and concentrated. onion tart, quiche lorraine, paté in pastry crust, sausages ( Morteau, Strasbourg, Montbéliard), potato salad with lardons.
Agathe Bursin was born into a family of vintners. When Agathe was a child, her grandmother let her smell wines and decide if it was dominated by "fleure" or "fruit". In the kitchen, her grandmother made Agathe close her eyes and guess what was put in her mouth. These childhood experiences have contributed to Agathes current interest in flavors and fragrances.
Located in the commune of Westhalten, about fifteen kilometers to the south of Colmar, three famous hills of calcareous formation, Zinnkoepflé, Strangenberg and Bollenberg, form a crown around the village. Westhalten is famous for its Mediterranean-like microclimate. Indeed, this area is among the driest areas of France (500 mm of precipitation per annum), because it is protected by the two highest summits in the Vosges, le Grand-Ballon and le Petit-Ballon. This feeble rainfall over ancient limestone soils (along with fossilized anemones and oyster shells) creates one of Alsace most unique terroirs.