Crémant d'Alsace Brut Rosé 2017

Winery Domaine Durrmann

Region Alsace, France

Grapes
ProfileBright and exciting. The acidity on this wine is quite surprising and it is definitely a stand out in the other wines of this style from the region. There is a beautiful cranberry and sour cherry profile on the nose that also ties in apple blossom, rose petal, and a lot of wet stone notes.
Grape GrowingThe Durrmann estate farm has been certified organic since 1998. The best description of their philosophy is “agro-ecology.” The vineyards are settled on steep and rocky hills, so their soils are left covered in grass to prevent erosion and to help maintain their natural fertility. André has also planted trees in and around the vineyards to act as a natural umbrella to shade the vines and Yann introduced sheep into the vineyards in 2004. Yann cultivates his vines without cutting branches during the summer because it hurts the plant and goes again the natural character of the vine. He rolls up the branches to have an expanded surface area to receive sunshine. This vitality allows them to harvest fully ripened grapes and have a natural ripe fruit character in the wines.
WinemakingThe grapes are hand-picked as usual, and the go through a natural fermentation with native yeasts in inox tank. The color is derived from 8 hours of skin contact during a slow press. It picks up color, but not the undesirable tannins. The wine was aged on its lees for one year in tank and then two more in bottle after a second fermentation. The second fermentation is started with the addition of organic cane sugar.
More About the WineA crisp and vibrant bottle of rose perfect for any occasion.

Wine Data

Alc12.5

PH3.18

TA6.9 g/L

RS10 g/L

SulfurNone Added, 10ppm total

SoilSchist

Altitude260m (853ft)

Vineyard Age30 years

Production Size1300 bottles

PairingCheese tarts, charcuterie, oysters, turkey, grapefruit sorbet, nigiri, sushi, salmon, smoked trout, cured/salted fish. Cuisines: French, American, Scandinavian, Russian, Japanese

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