The hill of Bollenberg is located between Rouffach and Guebwiller. At an altitude of 363 m it has rich soils which vary depending on the area; from Muschelkalk to late-Jurassic limestone. It is one of the biggest limestone hills and has an area of 300 hectares.
The Bollenberg region has one of the lowest levels of rainfall in Europe of between 400 and 500 mm per year. This is thanks to the shelter from the rain provided by the Grand Ballon (the apex of the Vosges) and the Vosges mountain range. The exceptional amount of sunshine provides favourable conditions for a rare type of Mediterranean flora and the proliferation of an exclusive fauna. Furthermore a large part of the hill is classed as a protected area.
Historically called Bellenberg, the name coming from God “Belen” or “Benelus”; the Celt God of Fire associated with pastoral life. The “Mont de Belen” is said to be an ancient place of sun worship
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Gewurztraminer Bollenberg 2015
Bright yellow to the eye, the nose develops the very fruity side typical of Bollenberg, with its notes of peach and lychee. In the mouth the whole is supple and fresh with a nice fruitiness always on peach and lychee, all carried by a beautiful acidity. The sweetness present without being heavy brings fat and amplitude.
Semi-dry wine on the palate with a nice length.
Pinot Blanc Bollenberg 2015
Pinot Blanc Bollenberg has a brilliant yellow colour that reveals a nose of delicate fruity white flowers. The mouth is very full for a Pinot Blanc with a good balance and aromas of white flowers and peach and apricot.
Nice wine, very pleasant.
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<p id=”article18″ class=”km_edit”>This is a very versatile wine that can be drunk as an aperitif or with white meat or fish dishes. However, it should not be used on dishes that are too complex. </p>
Pinot Gris Bollenberg 2015
This wine has a brilliant yellow colour, on the nose we can find aromas of crunchy apricot and citrus fruits with some plum notes, and on the palate, the attack is supple and well balanced. The main aromas are reminiscent of lightly cooked fruits such as apple and peach, with a pine resin side at the end of the palate. The whole has a beautiful salinity and a beautiful length in the mouth.
Pinot Noir Bollenberg 2012
This wine will seduce you with its deep red colour, almost purple, its well marked nose of cherry with a hint of musk, and its frank and powerful mouth of red fruits mixed with very present tannins melted over time.
Riesling Bollenberg 2016
After observing its clear, clear yellow colour, you can enjoy its very fruity nose with aromas of lemon, pine resin and pineapple. In the mouth the attack is frank and lively, the 12 g/l of residual sugar seems almost non-existent but contributes to the overwhelming sensation of the wine. The mouthfeel is crunchy with lemon and resinous flavours and salinity is very present. The balance is very well balanced and the length on the palate is impressive.