Region: Wolxheim, Alsace
Appellation: Appellation Alsace Contrôlée
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Blanc
ABV: 14% by vol.
Terroir: Galets roulés, limestone and sandstone
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, 8 months on lees
Sulfur added: None
Notes: The limestone and sandstone of the hills of the Horn, reaching up east of Wolxheim, serve as a unique setting for terroir-driven wines. Stones at the surface protect the soil, retain heat and aid in the intense ripening of the grapes. Highly aromatic with herbal, citrus and vegetal notes, all backed by profound tension and minerality. Complex and driven texture, all finishing with mouth-watering and compelling salinity. The larger alcohol and body are reflective of the warm temperatures of the millésime. Aging potential 8+ years.