Laurent Bannwarth, Alsace Auxerrois Qvevri

$58.99
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Vintage: 2012

Varietals: Pinot Auxerrois

Farming: Organic/Biodynamic, Unfined/Unfiltered, No added SO2

A companion for a the whole evening… and more! Super compelling from the first sparkle of its intense straw yellow color, the first whiff of smoke, gunpowder and sweet spice. Velvety, smooth, rich and everchanging between dry fruit, citrus rind and stony flavor notes. Don’t hesitate to decant and put in big enough glass.

The grapes are hand-harvested and meticulously sorted to keep only the healthiest ones. The vinification happens in Georgian qvevri, as the name suggests: the whole bunches are first gently pressed in linen bags which are then placed into the qvevri and topped up with the juice. Macerated and spontaneously fermented for 6 months, then racked into stainless steel tank for 2 more months. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, zero sulfur added.

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