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Riesling Grand Cru Vorbourg Maceration, Domaine Pierre Frick 2020
Domaine Pierre Frick has been handed down throughout the family for twelve generations and now covers 12 ha of vineyards. It is managed by Jean-Pierre and Chantal Frick, and their son Thomas Frick.
At the forefront of the biodynamic movement Jean-Pierre Frick makes wines that are scrupulously natural.
The Riesling Grand Cru Vorbourg is big on notes of praline, vanilla and mineral open to reveal yellow fruits and menthol. The cascading acidity is complimented by the almost salty finish with flickering minerality. The citrus element lingers well beyond the finish.
Producer Domaine Pierre Frick
Origin Alsace, France
Alcohol 12.5% ABV
Style Medium body structured natural white
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Harvesting is by hand, which is expensive, but is important for ‘the social side experienced during harvest and the search of quality through grape selection’. In the winery whole-bunch pressing is used, the juice is left to settle overnight. Ferment is ambient with indigenous yeasts. Since 1998 there has been no chaptalization here. Old oak casks, averaging 3000 litres capacity, are used for maturation. No filtration, no fining agents, no SO2 added at any point.
Notes Demeter certified, Biodynamic, Organic, Natural