Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Compagnie Alsace Espectacular Stephane
Cultivated and vinified by Stéphane Bannwarth, Domaine Bannwarth
Vineyard: 40-yo vines on clay-limestone in Ammerschwihr. Certified organic since 2004, biodynamic (DEMETER) since 2012.
Grapes: Riesling 7%, Pinot Gris 37%, Gewurztraminer 50%, Muscat 6%
Making of: Grapes are hand-harvested, gently stomped and shortly skin macerated. The juice is then fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur in stainless steel tanks. Bottled the following fall with zero addition of sulfur (15ppm SO2 total). Unfined and unfiltered.
Personality: radiant! Salmon-pink orange color, a compelling nose of traminey-roses and exotic fruit with depth of the pinot gris and riesling’s lift: a very nicely done skin contact wine for any occasion.