Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Compagnie Eros De Vincent 2022
About the wine:
Vineyard: 0.5 ha of 18yo vines on limestone and sandstone, organic since 2011
Varieties: 40% Pinot Gris, 40% Riesling, 20% Sylvaner
Cellar: Grapes are hand-harvested with a triage in the vines, destemmed, and fermented on skins for 25 days, resulting in orange wine. Elevage on the fine lees for 8 months in foudre. Zero addition of sulfur, unfined and unfiltered.
Personality: “I loved making this skinsy Alsatian amber,” confesses the winemaker. Judging from the speed with which this wine disappears every time we get some, everybody else loves drinking it.
About the producer:
Location: 14 estates in 13 different villages in Alsace, France
Owner & winemaker: an informal association of Alsatian growers encouraged by the renowned Alsatian winemaker Christian Binner and enologists Pierre Sanchez and Xavier Couturier
Vineyard area: variable, due to the nature of the project
Vineyard management: all growers are Organic- or Biodynamic-certified
Soils: Alsace is a geological medley of many soil types, including granite, sand, loess, gneiss, limestone, clay, etc…
Main varieties: the classical Alsatian bunch: Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir
Annual production (approx.): 80,000 bottles
Winemaking: sparkling wines made as pet-nats or crémants, Eros whites with skin-contact, Tutti-Frutti blends… Always spontaneous fermentation, no fining, no filtration, no sulfur added.