This Alsatian Pinot Noir is an elegant and accomplished lightish red wine with hints of bright strawberry fruit on the nose and in the mouth. A model of quiet sophistication from Eugene Meyer's estate.
Aged in oak barrels for 15 months.
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|Type of Viticulture||Biodynamics|
|Classification||Alsace Pinot Noir|
|Main grape variety||Pinot noir|
|Blend detail||Pinot Noir|
|Vineyard||Domaine Eugène Meyer|
|Wine & Food||With a piece of beef, duck, lamb, deli meats, raw vegetables.|
|Sugar dosage||0.2 g/l|
Clay soil, siliceous limestone, sandstone erosion.
3 week of maceration. Spontaneous fermentation obtained with indigenous yeasts. Matured in traditional barrels, which gives it a more complex and framed structure. Aged in oak barrels for 15 months.
Beautiful ruby color . At nose, the aromatic structure is fine, with notes of red fruits such as cherry, blueberry, punctuated spices. Round and smooth material, with a nice refreshing acidity and fine, silky tannins.
Rudolf STEINER method. Biodynamic since 1969. Warranty Demeter. Certified ECOCERT FR-BIO-01.
The Meyer estate has been growing grapes in Alsace since 1620. The conversion of their vineyards to biodynamic farming happened in 1969 after Eugène was afflicted with a sudden paralysis of his optic nerve. He sought treatment after treatment, with nothing working until he had entirely cut chemicals and industrial products from his home and vines. Soon he began to recover. With the belief that his consistent use of chemicals in his vineyards could lead to a life of blindness, Eugène decided to take his land a significant step further: removing all unnatural influences and allowing life to correct itself and return to its own path. The resulting wines speak for themselves, if subtly, quietly.