Pinot Noir sur Schist 2018, Durrmann (Alsace, France)
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Grapes: Pinot Noir Style: Red ABV: 13.5% Production: Certified organic Any added sulphites: No Filtered: No Size: 75cl
Medium bodied, precise and aromatic from a single plot of vines situated on unique schist. Dark fruits, liquorice and earthiness. A warm year provides more concentration and power.
Grapes were completely destemmed, then macerated during fermentation for about 4 weeks. Ageing on lees in stainless steel tanks until bottling. No filtration and no added sulphur.
The Durrmann family are making wine from their old family house in the middle of Andlau, a beautiful village nestled on the first slopes of the Vosges mountains south-west of Strasbourg. The Durrmans think that the quality of the wine is created by the work in the vineyard, that’s why their objective is its preservation. The wines are being disturbed as little as possible. They do not add any oenological product to change the natural taste of the wines. The production is partly vinified in inox tank and partly in old wooden casks. Son Yann has worked in the domaine since he was a child and officially took over the running of the business a year ago. The Durrmann domaine was among the first wave of organic winemakers in Alsace, converting in 1998, Yann has then taken this a step further applying a more natural approach in the cellar. Selected cuvées are produced without sulfur addition since 2007. The Durrmanns are true eco warriors only having electric cars and using solar energy for hot water and heating.