Region: Wolxheim, Alsace
Appellation: Appellation Alsace Protégée
Grape varieties: Riesling
ABV: 13.5% by vol.
Terroir: Limestone, Southeast orientation (fresh exposure)
Average age of vines: 35 years
Farming: Dry-farmed, Fukuoka approach. Certified organic.
Harvest: By hand
Vinification: Direct press of select whole clusters using gentle pneumatic press. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts. No fining. No filtration.
Aging: Alsatian foudre, 6+ months on lees
Sulfur added: None
Notes: This cuvée contains Riesling grapes from two different plots which are typically the last to be harvested at the domaine. One is located directly in the village of Wolxheim; the other climbs up a steep hill and is exposed Southeast. While receiving overall less light, the latter is privy to consistent winds that lend a unique freshness to the wine.
More traditional Riesling nose, with yellow fruit, stone and petrol. Mineral on the palate, again yellow fruit, now matched with acidity. An incredibly easy-drinking young wine, with excellent aging potential.