A number of critics have rated this Alsace wine extremely highly: the 2001 vintage was given a score of 92 by Wine Spectator.
The Grasberg is a locality of Bergheim, on the border of the commune of Rorschwihr. Its name means the hill where only grass grows. The grapes are picked in over-ripeness and give a white wine with mellowness. This wine is always pure and supported by a nice acidity . The nature of this poor soil forces the vines to dig deep into the soil , which also gives the wine a marked minerality. On the nose as on the palate , it is a generally aromatic wine often with lemony notes.
Nose with peach, ripe fruit, some apricot and discrete perfume notes. Off-dry palate (approx 3-4 on the scale 1-9), good concentration, good acidity, apricot and spice.