Les Vins Pirouettes - 2020 - Pet Nat D'Eric
$30
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Sparkling$20-$50
Les Vins Pirouettes - 2020 - Pet Nat D'Eric

80% Auxerrois, 20% Pinot Noir

Alsace, France

“Les Vins Pirouettes” is a collective project launched by Christian Binner, the renowned Alsatian winemaker, who’s been making legendary zero-zero wines in his Ammerschwihr winery for more than 20 years. Saddened by the sight of organic and biodynamic grapes being sold for little to cooperatives, Christian decided to encourage these growers to make wine under their proper name instead, thus promoting the idea of soulful terroir wines made with zero nonsense both in the vineyard and the cellar. A friendly, open association of an ever-growing number of like-minded vignerons. All the wines are made with zero-additions in the winemakers’ own cellars, with the gentle helping hand of the project’s enologists Xavier Couturier and Pierre Sanchez. “It’s important to say that Pirouette is by no means a négoce,” the team explains. “On the contrary, each cuvée is vinified at the winemaker’s own place, respecting its history and character.” And since selling the wine is equally important yet not easy (it’s difficult to be a brand manager when you’re a full-time vineyard person), Rémi Ségura has joined the project to spread the word and is supported by Christian Binner’s reputation. (Jenny & Francois)

The cuvée is cultivated and vinified by Domaine Jean-Louis et Eric Kamm, Dambach-la-Ville. 18 years old vines on granite, organically grown. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur. The wine ferments in concrete tanks and spends some time on the lees before the two grapes are blended and then transferred to bottles to finish as a naturally sparkling wine with zero additions of sugar, yeast, or sulfur. The wine is unfiltered and is not disgorged.