In the northeast of France near the German border, Alsace is actually the driest wine region of France, a valley tucked between the eastern side of the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River. The Rolly Gassmann estate was created in 1967 when Marie-Thérèse Rolly married Louis Gassmann, but their family trees in this region go back to the 17th century. The Rolly Gassmann vineyards lie just north of Colmar and the cellar is in the tiny village of Rorschwihr. Rolly Gassmann converted to the biodynamic philosophy of winemaking in 1997. Wines are only released when the winery feels they have aged appropriately in bottle, sometimes as many as 20 years after bottling.
Beautifully concentrated aromatic flavours of lychee, rose petals and violets on the nose. The palate is full bodied with a lovely glycerine texture and some hints of apricot. Deliciously long.