Ribeauvillé, or the home of Trimbach wine! Short break at the hotel and off to the wine tasting! I bought one bottle Riesling « Cuvée Frédéric Emile » and Gewurztraminer « Cuvee des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre » which are waiting now for a nice gathering with friends to be sampled.
|Ribeauvillé and the house of Trimbach|
|the destiller's old equipment|
Before we set off to Colmar, we went once again back to the mountains to have a look at Château Haut Koenigsbourg. One can see it already from the road on top of the highest visible mountain and the view is once again amazing.
|and the view to the valley|
Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr & Hunawihr are the three grand cru villages and definitely worth a stop for their high quality wines though along the Route du Vin, I also recommended to give less famous villages and wines a chance, because with an open eye and mind, one can find positive surprises on every corner.
La Petite Venise (4, rue Poissonnerie)
as aperetif we had the Muscat Heyberger-Salch
followed by foie gras and escargots as a starter
as a main course we had Poêlade au Munster and Tourte au Riesling
and as a dessert the Moelleux au Chocolat served with raspberry sorbet
It was so delicious!
Another cute little village nearby with a nice restaurant is in Niedermorschwihr the
Le Caveau Morakopf (7, rue des Trois-Epis).
We got already seduced just by the smells of the kitchen.
Our last trip through Alsace brought us from Eguisheim to Thann. I felt a bit pity leaving this beautiful landscape and little villages behind, but the next destination was Lorraine and we were curious to explore more.
Thann was a bit strange at the beginning as it doesn't share the typical architecture of the alsatian villages but it is also charming. So after our last alsatian lunch, our journey on the Route du Vin from Marlenheim to Thann was officially over, but behind the Vosges Mointains was more to explore.
|alsatian lunch break|