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Karnage Stéphane Kuivarv’k Blanc

$44.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Bas Rhin, France
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape varieties: 100% Auxerrois

Karnage Stéphane Kuivarv’k Blanc is a cuvée of 100% Pinot Auxerrois from the Bas Rhin in Alsace, vinified in trempette-style in fibreglass tanks. In this iteration of trempette vinification (a technique that uses a cold infusion to extract flavor and aromatics from wine), two-thirds of the grapes are directly pressed, and the remaining third of the grapes are added as whole bunches into the juice to macerate for 3 weeks before pressing. Bright orchard fruit and dried citrus notes. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur addition.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Dried Fruit, Tropical

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Whites and Orange (53°–57°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Camo & Co

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Karnage Stéphane Kuivarv’k Blanc

Karnage Stéphane Kuivarv’k Blanc is a cuvée of 100% Pinot Auxerrois from the Bas Rhin in Alsace, vinified in trempette-style in fibreglass tanks. In this iteration of trempette vinification (a technique that uses a cold infusion to extract flavor and aromatics from wine), two-thirds of the grapes are directly pressed, and the remaining third of the grapes are added as whole bunches into the juice to macerate for 3 weeks before pressing. Bright orchard fruit and dried citrus notes. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur addition.

About Baka/Karnage

Baka is the collaborative project between longtime friends Sébastien Morin, Jean-Marc Brignot, Stéphane Planche, and Charles Dagand. As anyone already familiar with Seb’s journey will know, he met Jean-Marc when living in Paris and was more or less the reason he now makes wine, having spent much of the early 2000s traveling between the city and Jura to help in his cellar. The collaboration includes another two familiar faces to us — we met Stéphane Planche a few years ago when traveling through Arbois. His hospitality in his iconic wine shop, Les Jardins de St Vincent, is legendary, and if you catch him on a good day, there is no telling what treasures he will unearth from his magnificent cellar. Charles Dagand, is the ex-partner in life and work of Alice Bouvot of Domaine de L’Octavin and much of the impetus for this project seems to have come from him due to a few terrible vintages where he lost all his grapes to disease and frost. Charles and Stephane have now also embarked on another project together called Karnage, the results of which are extremely exciting.

With fruit sourced from around the Jura region and as far as Limoux in Languedoc there are no boundaries to what can come from these wonderful collaborations. The results bear the elements of experience each has brought to the project as well as a combined hallmark style that shines through — pure and vibrant wines that are just a little wild, all with endless character.