Grape Variety: Muscat Ottonel
Producer: Domaine Rietsch
Region: Mittelbergheim, Alsace, France
Vegan friendly wine
Wild Scale: 3/5
Winemaking: Organic Muscat grapes were harvested by hand. 8 day whole bunch maceration. Fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged in old barrels on the lees. No fining, filtration or added sulphur.
This Wine: Skin contact Muscat is all the rage right now but Rietsch creates a more refined style which has an almost tea-like character with delicate perfumed notes. Always one of our favourite cuvées.
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.