Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Compagnie, Eros De Raphael 2020
Riesling, Sylvaner, and Gewürztraminer
From the importer-
Christian Binner, the renowned winemaker with more than 20 years of experience, launched this project to help respectful growers in his native Alsace to make and sell soulful natural wines at friendly prices. It’s an open association of an ever-growing number of winemakers working organically or biodynamically. All the wines are made in their respective cellars and fostered by the project’s enologists. The name « Pirouette » symbolizes the fun they’re having with this movement, but also the mastery & knowhow needed to execute a good honest wine.
Grapes are hand-harvested with a triage in the vines, destemmed, and fermented on skins for 25 days, resulting in orange wine. Elevage on the fine lees for 8 months in foudre. Zero addition of sulfur, unfined and unfiltered.
Personality: “I loved making this skinsy Alsatian amber,” confesses the winemaker. Judging from the speed with which this wine disappears every time we get some, everybody else loves drinking it.