This cuvée comes from two different vineyards, Pfirdel and Rebbronn, both at the bottom of slopes with deeper soils of granitic sand and silt over pink granite bedrock. The grapes are carefully destemmed but not crushed, then macerated for a week before being pressed and aged in stainless steel for less than a year. A lovely earthy and smoky Alsatian Pinot that is just a bitt too drinkable.
Notes on the producer
Beck-Hartweg is one of the historic domaines of Alsace which can be traced back to the early 16th century. They're located in the medieval town of Dambach-la-Ville, a quintessentially Alsatian village, built upon a unique and homogeneous pink granite bedrock. Florian and Mathilde are the 16th generation at the domaine and despite their young age (early 30s) they've already gained a solid reputation as a skilled and progressive representative of the future of Alsace. Respect and increase of life through the soils and vines have been the main focus for the past two generations, with the return of grass in the vineyards from 1982 and organic certification in 2011. Nowadays, inspired among others by the writings of Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka Florian and Mathilde allow wild plants to grow around their vines, roll them over, and create a mulch which in return increases organic matter and humidity. Meticulous vinification and ageing are carried out without the use of any additives including SO2; resulting in profound and vibrant wines.