PetNat d'Eric, 2018, Alsace
Les Vins Pirouettes
Cuvée: PetNat d'Eric
Grape(s): Auxerrois, Pinot Noir
Fermentation: Native, Bottle
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 ferments in concrete tanks and spends some time on the lees before the two grapes are blended and then transferred to bottle to finish as a natural sparkling wine with zero additions of sugar, yeast, or sulfur. The wine is unfiltered and is not disgorged.
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