Eros, 2018, Alsace
Les Vins Pirouettes
Grape(s): Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sylvaner
Fermentation: Native, Skin
Region, Country: Alsace, France
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Christian Binner
Grapes are hand harvested with a triage in the vines, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur. The wine remains in contact with the skins for 25 days, resulting in an orange wine. Elevage on the fine lees for 8 in foudre with zero addition of sulfur. Unfined and unfiltered.
Why do we call it “Pirouettes”?
Because we are having great fun with this project, and it gives us great joy! Because the blends we make together are like fancy pirouettes – beautiful artistic figures which are the result of a certain know-how. Because together, we free ourselves from the norms of the masses, from a standardized taste, making room for emotions, something new, and to joy. Because this project also includes a new way of wine marketing. Note that this is not about usual trading practices. I am happy to carry out this magnificent project together with my associates. Thanks a million for the trust you have given us!
- Christian Binner – Regional stirrer of emotions