Fish or mermaid, which goes best with wine? (Domaine G Humbrecht & F Mochel)

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Domaine G Humbrecht, Pfaffenheim, Alsace, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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“Domaine G Humbrecht et Fils Vins Fins d’Alsace” (as they call themsleves) is a small, family owned and family run wine estate in the pretty village of Pfaffenheim. The winery is in the centre of the village, but it is still just a short walk to get out to the vineyards. The family traces its history among the Alsace wines back to the 17th century. The current generation is headed by Pierre-Paul whose son is taking a more and more active part in the winemaking and development of the winery.

The vineyards on the hill above the village are planted with a variety of grapes: sylvaner, pinot blanc, riesling, muscat, pinot noir, tokay pinot gris (which today has dropped the tokay prefix), and gewurztraminer. The also make a grape variety blend – the famous edelzwicker. G Humbrecht has a small parcel on the Grand Cru Steinert.

The farming of the vineyards is biodynamic, which is a sort of extension of organic farming, based on specific treatments of the soil and the vines. Vinification is done in the winery in the village. It is equipped with both modern stainless steel tanks and vats as well as old wooden foudres (wooden vats). They also have the tools that are needed to make the biodynamic preparations, e.g. a dynamisateur (dynamiser?).

http://www.vins-humbrecht.fr/

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Alsace Domaine G Humbrecht et Fils – stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson

Domaine Frederic Mochel, Traenheim, Alsace, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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Domaine Frederic Mochel is a family wine estate in the town of Traenheim, in the Alsace wine region in France. The Mochel family has been making wine in Traenheim since 1669.

Their best wine comes from the Grand Cru vineyard Altenberg de Bergbieten where they have 5 hectares of out the grand cru’s total of 29 ha. They make wine from seven different grape varieties: sylvaner, pinot blanc (and auxerrois), riesling, pinot gris, gewurztraminer and pinot noir. The Domaine Frederic Mochel has in total 10 ha of vineyards.

They also make what has almost become a rarity, the Alsace Edelzwicker, which is a blend of different grapes. Most Alsatian wines are otherwise bottled as single varietals. They also make one they call Klevner from pinot blanc and the close relative auxerrois (that can be bottled under the pinot blanc name). Another unusual cuvée they make is a wine called Trovium. It is a dry white wine that they have aged in oak barrels.

http://www.mochel.net

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