The 4th Tower is the watchtower of the Three Castles. Smaller and not easily visible, it played a major role in protecting the Châteaux. The two slopes mentioned on the label represent the two hillsides of Husseren-les-Châteaux, from which the parcels selected for these wines come and which are worked in the purest respect of the soil, in organic or biodynamic methods. These cuvées have been vinified naturally according to simple and ancestral methods : gentle and long pressing, spontaneous fermentations and maturing on lees for 10 to 12 months. The wines have great purity and complexity.
The expression of the grape variety and the imprint of the terroir !
The TROIS CHATEAUX line, our organic and biodynamic wines range, is made exclusively with our own vines, grown with the principles of BIODYNAMIC viticulture since 2004. Kuentz-Bas has officially received the organic certification for the vintage 2007 and the biodynamic certification (Demeter) for the vintage 2008. The TROIS CHATEAUX wines are authentic and emphasizes the expression of the terroir on which they are grown.
The TROIS CHATEAUX wines are vinified and matured according to ancestral biodynamic practices without modern technology. The grapes are delicately pressed whole, for 8 to 16 hours in order to extract the finest aromas from each berry. The fermentation takes 6 to 8 months, in the most natural way possible, to emphasize the work already done in the vineyard. The fermentation with indigenous yeasts begins and stops on its own. These are authentic wines that expresses the terroir from which they come. In these wines you will discover pleasure, emotion and authenticity thanks to their personality and the imprint of the terroir.
Once the fermentation is completed, the wines are matured on fine lees, before the filtration and the bottling.
In this line of wines you will find the true values of wine according to Louis PASTEUR:
"Wine, a drink healthy and natural"
Authenticity, Personnality, Emotion.
The VENDANGES TARDIVES (late harvest) and SELECTIONS DE GRAINS NOBLES (noble rot wine) are made of grapes from our Grands Crus (Eichberg, Pfersigberg, Florimont) ideally exposed to the sun and perfectly suited for the production of highly concentrated grapes. The grapes are harvested several weeks after the rest of the grapes, in accordance to the climatic harvest conditions of the vintage. The grapes are delicately pressed for 12 to 24h to extract delicious nectar with extraordinarily intense aromas. These wines express maturity, ripe fruits and Botrytis, while the expression of the grape variety is more discreet.
Cuvée Caroline, since 1981: Vendanges Tardives are produced exclusively during exceptional vintages, benefiting from windy, cold but sunny conditions at the end of the harvest season. This allows the grapes to become overripe. Each style of overripeness will give complexity and intensity to the wines.
Cuvée Jérémy, since 1983 : Sélections de Grains Nobles are exclusively made from grapes affected by Botrytis (noble rot), meticulously sorted during the harvest, to use only the very best grapes.
These exceptional nectars can only be produced during years that combine all of the required climatic conditions.