Domaine Christian Binner, Alsace Grand Cru, Riesling Schlossberg 2016 - 0,75L
The Riesling vines, the king of the region, are planted on the Schlossberg terroir, a shallow soil with a mother rock that is often outcropping. The vines are located on a south-facing slope, built in terraces.
The wines are of great finesse, depth and complexity. A very pleasant freshness in the mouth.
The winegrowing origins of the Binner family go back to the 1770s.
The Christian Binner estate began a new life when Christian moved to the domain in the 2000s: purchase of new parcels, organic certification, biodynamic viticulture, new cellars, etc.
The vineyard is certified organic and has been cultivated biodynamically for many years. The grapes are harvested at over-ripeness and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wines are then matured on fine lees, mainly in 100 year old foudres and in barrels for 11 to 36 months.
At the time of bottling, no sulfites are added and the wines are not filtered. They are marketed about 3 years after bottling so that they are perfect!