In Ammerschwihr, Alsace, Domaine Geschickt is a legendary estate at the heart of the Alsatian wine route, nestled in the rain shadow provided by the nearby Vosges Mountains that ensures this is one of the nation’s driest microclimates – ideal for grape-growing. Started over 70 years ago by Bernadette Meyer and Jérôme Geschickt, the family farm first sold their grapes to a négociant as was the practice back in the ‘40s and ‘50s in Ammerschwihr, given the absence of a local co-op before they decided to start vinifying and bottling on their 2/3 ha estate around 1955. Ever since, it’s been a march toward the now organically & biodynamically certified status of the modern operation where they craft the whole range of Alsace’s ethereal possibilities, from pet-nats & crémants, through noble grape blends, the rare Alsatian red, and several Grand Cru Rieslings.
Varieties: Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Auxerrois
Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel, 12 mg sugar added before bottling.