Domaine Einhart L’Intrepid Pinot Gris
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Region: Rosenwiller, Alsace, France
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Gris
Domaine Einhart L’Intrepid Pinot Gris is from 25-year-old vines planted on chalky limestone. Macerated on skins for around 7 days. Aged 6 months in foudre.
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About Domaine Einhart L’Intrepid Pinot Gris
Domaine Einhart L’Intrepid Pinot Gris is from 25-year-old vines planted on Muschelkalk (literally mussel chalk, a type of chalky limestone.) The grapes are de-stemmed and macerated on the skins for around 7 days; after pressing, it’s aged in large Alsatian foudre for 6 months. A rounded, long expression of the varietal with plenty of red fruit, this is great with a chill and opens up over a few hours with air.
About Domaine Einhart
Like many winemakers, Nicolas Einhart comes from a family (based in Rosenwiller in Alsace) who has worked in the vineyard for a long time. He took over the Einhart estate in 1990, and after considering the consequences of phytosanitary products, he gradually converted the vineyard to organic farming (certified in 2011). He then produces wines without inputs. Here, the passion for wine is transmitted from generation to generation.
In the vineyard, the soils are mainly clay-limestone (muschelkalk and lettenkohle plate). The vines see low pruning, planting of fabaceae and gramineae seedlings to improve soil life and to provide organic nitrogen, and use of herbal teas picked on site.
The grapes are harvested by hand early in the morning to keep them fresh. All the different terroirs are vinified separately (stainless steel vats, casks, or barrels) to show their particularities. For the white grapes, the estate has chosen to produce only orange wines (often a short skin contact of a few days). No filtration, flow of juices by gravity, and very little intervention!