An interpretation of the diversity and individuality of the Alsatian winemaking terroirs.
Paying homage to the patron saint of Uberach but not only, this whisky also honors the Alsatian terroir in its purest authenticity.
Aged for many long years in barrels having contained Alsatian wines, it’s the reflection of a unique, atypical terroir, here dominantly limestone of the Haut-Rhin.
Borrowing the history and the notes that those barrels carry of limestone terroir, the Souffle Calcaire interprets all the complexity of the region and its particular climate.
(Souffle 2020 batch)
First aging in French oak barrels, 137 to be precise — then a second time in a barrel having contained a Pinot Gris Grand Cru Vendanges Tardives, then in barrel 229 (Feuillette 114L, or half-barrel) for the second time.
(Souffle Calcaire 2020 batch)
To the eye the whisky Saint Wendelin “le souffle” is bright with its deep golden yellow; it enfolds with a fatter, headier aspect than its little brother, “le principal.” The color is a clear harbinger of advanced, respectable age.
In the nose, all the fruitiness of the orchards of the fine white wines of Alsace appears. You recognize the pear, the plum, stone fruits such as peach which characterizes the Alsace pinot gris. Aromas of vanilla are also clearly distinguishable.
The silky, gourmand tastes of white flesh fruits emerge and the complexity of the Alsatian terroirs offers a unique, intense experience, revealing a multiplicity of very pronounced flavors for a powerfully heady finish that recalls notes of tobacco. An immersive, fruity experience for those who appreciate wines and whisky with character.