Domaine Christian Binner, my Alsatian everything, again with a stunning co-ferment, of which maybe Little Lands is the only place to have this in Los Angeles?
"This wine is a blend of the different sites that Christian farms around Ammerschwihr, his hometown. Hence the name, a play on the French word for love!
Varieties: roughly 75% Pinot Gris, 25% Pinot Noir
Vineyards: A blend of different sites around Ammerschwihr that Christian is now converting to organic and biodynamic. Mostly granitic soil
Viniﬁcation: The grapes are hand-harvested and spontaneously ferment together as whole bunches with gentle foot stomping. Pressed and aged for about a year in large Alsatian oak vats (foudres) in Christian’s bioclimatic cellar. Zero sulfur added, unfined, unfiltered.
Personality: a juicy, fun “blouge” (the French word for coferment of red and white grapes). Smooth Pinot Noir tannins wrapped in the aromatic depth of macerated PG, this is a fun light red that is best served chilled yet reveals its different facets as it warms up in the glass."
Alsace, France / Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris