This is a refreshing and concentrated old-vine sylvaner from Étienne Simonis who works seven hectares of vines in the heart of Alsace, located in the northeast of France.
Tasting Notes: Electric acidity, this wine carries the typically pleasant perfume of drier Alsatian whites though there is distinct pome fruit here. The old-vines structure the lively acid and create this bottling, the perfectly floral, brambly white that can easily pair with light charcuterie, raclette, or white fish.
Vinification: Hand-harvested from cool-climate vineyard site, the grapes are direct-and-slow-pressed. Fermentation is kickstarted solely with native yeasts before being racked months later to separate the heavy lees. The wine ages for several months after on the fine lees before bottling. No additional SO2. Unfined and unfiltered.