Grape Variety: 70% Sylvaner, 30% Gewurtztraminer
Producer: Domaine Einhart (Theo & Nicolas Einhart)
Region: Rosheim, Alsace, France.
Wild Scale: 4/5
Vegan friendly wine
Winemaking: Organic Sylvaner and Gewurtztraminer grapes were hand harvested and macerated for 4 days before being fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel tanks. Bottled before the fermentation was finished in order to trap the fizz inside the bottle (ancestral winemaking technique- pet nat). Aged on the lees for 8 months. No fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: Skin contact Pet Nat with a lovely bright orange colour. We were reminded of apple strudel whilst first tasting this. Pastry and burnt sugar. Would pair well with a fish or chicken pie. Complex and very well balanced.
Notes on the Winemaker: In 1990, Nicolas Einhart joined his father's estate in the village of Rosenwiller, Northern Alsace. He converted to organics in 2008 and is now moving to biodynamics with his son Theo. They previously sold the fruit until the Covid pandemic when they had more time on their hands so decided to start producing their own wine instead. It's a proper family business with his grandmother even helping out.