40+ year-old vines on gneiss soils; Grapes are hand harvested with a triage performed at the vines. Whole cluster fermentation for about 2 weeks, followed by manual pigeage. Elevage on the lees for one year and bottled, Unfined and unfiltered, with zero added sulfur
Les Vins Pirouttes is a project from Alsace’s leading natural winemaker, Christian Binner, to promote more + affordable natural wines from the region, and to help organic/biodynamic grape growers there move away from selling their grapes to cooperatives, towards making and bottling their own wines. Each Pirouettes cuvee is a partnership between Christian and a young Alsatian winemaker, who provide the grapes and the winery, while Christian teaches and helps them how to make world-class, low-intervention wines.
100% Pinot Noir
Tasting: Cherry cola, pine and orange zest. Light enough to be chilled, but still with a touch of structure from tannin
Pairing: duck or game, pot roast, hearty vegetable stew