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Les Vins Pirouettes Rouge Litron de Fabrice

$30.00

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Vintage: 2022
Region: Alsace, France
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Pinot Noir

Les Vins Pirouettes Rouge Litron de Fabrice is a natty zero-zero Alsatian pinot noir made by Fabrice Wassler of Domaine Wassler for the Pirouettes collective. Bright red berry fruit, tart acidity, and chalky minerality on a glou glou palate.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Cranberry, Red Berries, Strawberry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Light

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Jenny & Francois

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Les Vins Pirouettes Rouge Litron de Fabrice

Les Vins Pirouettes Rouge Litron de Fabrice is a natty zero-zero Alsatian pinot noir made by Fabrice Wassler of Domaine Wassler for the Pirouettes collective. Bright red berry fruit, tart acidity, and chalky minerality on a glou glou palate. Fabrice’s vineyards are certified organic. Hand-harvested and sorted in the vineyard. Maceration on the skins for seven days. Native yeast fermentation and aging in stainless steel vats. As with all Pirouettes wines, bottled unfined and unfiltered with no sulfur addition.

About Le Vins Pirouettes

“Les Vins Pirouettes” is a collective project launched by Christian Binner, the renowned Alsatian winemaker (part of our book, of course), 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.

Alsace is a great region for this goal, btw: thanks to the Vosges range protecting it from the West, it’s a sunny and dry area, exercising lower disease pressure on the sensitive Vitis vinifera. And, given its colorful geology, the region is a true patchwork of soils and subsoils ranging from granite to limestone and volcanic plots. Combine it with the 13 typical local varietals and you have the ideal hotbed for a breathtaking span of flavors and styles, especially when respectfully grown; it would be a sin to let them disappear in some insipid cooperative wines.

Hence Pirouettes! A friendly, open association of an ever-growing number of like-minded vignerons. As we’re writing this, it consists of 14 organic and biodynamic small growers whose first names you’ll always find on the bottle, along with a title referring to the method (Pet-nat, Crémant…), cru (Bildstoecklé, Frankstein) or style of wine. The Glou Glous are—surprise surprise—highly drinkable, Tutti Frutti connotes a white blend of multiple grapes, and Eros serves flamboyant macerated whites… All the wines are made with zero additions in the winemakers’ 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 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.

« Pirouettes » is the name they chose to symbolize the fun they’re having, but also because “these wines are like beautiful artistic figures, the result of certain know-how and mastery. Pirouette is a gesture of freedom, emotion, and joy,” Christian explains. Indeed, it’s an appropriate name for this liberated movement of skillful artisans and a beautiful legacy for the winemaker who pushed it forward.