DOMAINE CHRISTIAN BINNER ALSACE SAVEURS

£22.95

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VITICULTURE
Winemakers since 1770, the family operates 11 hectares of vineyards, a large majority in Coteaux and particularly on prestigious Grands Crus, Kaefferkopf, the Schlossberg and Wineck-Schlossberg. Monique, Beatrice and Joseph Christian Binner have divided the various tasks on the estate with the help of two further employees, Christian and Philippe.

Sheltered by the Vosges, Alsace also has lower rainfall levels than the neighbouring regions. Colmar has an extremely dry microclimate all its own, and is the second driest town in France with just 550 mm of rainfall per year. The Alsatian climate is semi-continental, with major variations according to the time of year; marked by cold, harsh winters and hot summers, the climate is extremely favourable to the growth cycle of the vine.

A lovely mix of terroirs – Granitic soils; more or less sandy or heavy soils ideal for producing great Riesling, & Auxerrois and loess from which the Gewurztraminer originates.

Biodynamic methods used. No synthetic pesticides.

WINEMAKING
• Manual harvest
• On fine lees for 7 months in the new bioclimatic cellar made from local, natural materials such as wood
and stone.
• Indigenous yeast
• Ambient ferment
• Aged in foudre
• No Filtration
• No Fining
• No added sulphites or other additions
OAK TREATMENT
None.
TASTING NOTE
Lovely and aromatic, well balanced acidity. Cloudy as a result of no filtration.
FOOD MATCHING
Pair with sage roasted chicken, light pasta dishes and crisp salads.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Chasselas, Sylvaner, Auxerrois, Muscat.
ABV: 13%
Closure: Technical cork
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: Yes

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