Grape Variety: Riesling / Auxerrois
Producer: Domaine Rietsch
Region: Mittelbergheim, Alsace, France
Vegan friendly wine
Wild Scale: 3/5
Winemaking: Organic Riesling and Auxerrois grapes were harvested by hand. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged in old barrels on the lees. Bottled with no filtration or fining and just a small amount of sulphur.
This Wine: A natural white wine made of a blend of Riesling and Auxerrois. Fresh and floral with a dominating green apple character. Easy drinking and the perfect sharing wine as it comes in a litre bottle.
Notes on the Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Rietsch is a natural winemaker in the village of Mittelbergheim, Alsace. His estate has been in the family for seven generations but wasn't used for vine cultivation until the 1970s. All of Jean-Pierre's wines are in very high demand but we particularly love his skin-contact cuvees which is a winemaking method rarely seen in Alsace.