Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Compagnie Le Brutal de Stephane
Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Compagnie presents Le Brutal de Stephane, a captivating and unconventional red wine that showcases the character and terroir of the Alsace region in France. The winery, known for its natural and biodynamic approach to winemaking, collaborates with local winemakers to create unique and expressive wines.
Le Brutal de Stephane is a blend of different grape varieties sourced from various vineyards, resulting in a wine that is both complex and harmonious. The blend may vary from year to year, but the focus remains on crafting a wine that highlights the distinctive qualities of the Alsace terroir.
Nose: The nose presents a mesmerizing array of aromas, with dominant notes of ripe red and black fruits such as cherries, blackberries, and raspberries. As the aroma develops, subtle hints of violet, crushed herbs, and a touch of earthiness emerge, adding depth and complexity.
Palate: On the palate, Le Brutal de Stephane offers a medium-bodied texture with smooth tannins and a vibrant acidity. The dominant flavors of red and black fruits are beautifully complemented by the subtle floral notes, herbal undertones, and an underlying earthiness. Mid-palate, the flavors evolve to reveal hints of dried fruits, licorice, and a touch of savory umami, creating a well-rounded and intriguing profile.
Finish: The finish is long and satisfying, with the lingering fruitiness of cherries and blackberries fading gently, leaving behind a gratifying aftertaste of earthiness, floral notes, and a whisper of herbs.
The versatile nature of Le Brutal de Stephane makes it an excellent wine to pair with a wide range of savory dishes. Its rich fruit flavors and earthy undertones make it an ideal companion for grilled meats, such as beef, lamb, or game dishes. Alternatively, consider pairing the wine with hearty stews or casseroles, or even roasted vegetables drizzled with a balsamic glaze.
For a vegetarian option, a flavorful mushroom risotto, eggplant parmigiana, or lentil shepherd's pie would be a delightful match for the wine's complexity and vibrant acidity. The wine's herbal notes also complement dishes featuring fresh herbs, such as a basil pesto pasta or a rosemary-infused ratatouille.