Christian Binner Si Rosé
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
Name of Estate/Domaine:
Domaine Christian Binner
Colmar, Alsace, France
35% Pinot Gris with 65% Gewurztraminer
Beautiful aromas of fresh cherries and red fruits, the mouth is fresh and unctuous with great acidity and structur.
These fifty-year-old vines are planted in several different parcels either within, or lying next to, the famous area called ‘Bildstoecklé’. This area is renowned for being an excellent terroir for the two grape varieties Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris, squarely facing South, at an altitude of between 230 and 350 metres of altitude on gentle slopes. The soil contains oolithic limestone
Certified organic, work biodynamically
*Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
- manual harvest.
- This wine was made by blending in equal proportions, two vintages: 50% of the Si Rose 2016 (which macerated for eight months), with 50% Si Rose 2017 (which macerated for eight days).
- The maceration, the fermentation and the ageing took place in the estate’s one-hundred-year-old oak barrels, without temperature control,
- Several months of ageing on the fine lees in these same oak barrels.
- No filtration
- No fining
- Bottled in Spring 2018
- No sulphur was added to this wine.
Shelfish, Apiritif, Tomato Soup.