Pinot Noir Rebberg-Sur Schistes 2018

Winery Domaine Durrmann

Region Alsace, France

Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
ProfileThis is a crisp, rocky style of Pinot Noir with lively acidity and a lean red fruit profile. Even though Alsace is a warm and sunny region, the wine is much leaner than the Pinot Noirs produced in the US, Australia, and New Zealand. The wine is not heavily filtered, so it appears a bit cloudy and darker in hue.
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 fermented spontaneously in stainless steel and macerated on the skins for a total of 4 weeks. The wine is then racked off the skins into an inox tank and aged for just 4 months. The wine is racked one more time the day before bottling.
More About the WineThis is one of the few places in the world where Pinot Noir is grown on schist.

Wine Data

Alc13.5

RS0 g/L

SulfurNone Added

SoilSchist

Altitude260m (853ft)

Vineyard Age30 years

Production Size1100 bottles

PairingGrilled salmon, Beef bourguignon, Coq au vin, Braised lamb tongue, Mushrooms, Lasagna, Pork chops, Pork steaks Cuisines: American, French, Vegetarian

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