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Pirouettes Saveurs de Ralphael

Pirouettes Saveurs de Ralphael

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Certification: Organic Wine certification (ECOCERTsince 2010)

Number of Bottles produced: 3600

Age of Vines: 50 years old

Yields: 45 hl/ha

Pruning Method: Taille Guyot

Soil: Granite and Limestone

Varieties: 70% Auxerrois / 30% Sylvaner

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur. Elevage for 4 months in stainless steel tank and bottled with zero addition of sulfur. Unfined and unfiltered.

About the Winemaker:

The Binner estate was established in 1770, the family has holdings in two of the most valuable growing sites in Alsace; around the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru and plots in Ammerschwihr. The Binner family owns nine hectares and only six of those hectares are under vine.

The vines average age is 35-years, where 40% of the vines over 60 years old, and with many rows nearing a 100 years of age. Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Auxerrois and Muscat make up the varieties utilized by this estimable domaine.

The steep vineyard sites are surrounded by nature, and have been chemical free for nearly thirty-five. The grapes are hand harvested very late for Alsace, early to mid-October, yielding fully ripened fruit that lends to wines that offer a complexity of aromatics and flavors.