Beatrice 2017 — Pinot Noir
A Wine That
gives a lot more than just red fruit - although there are strawberry notes in abundance - but here there are undertones of anise and frankincense too. It's exotic and enticing, while also being immensely drinkable: this is the epitome of a serious yet easy-to-drink red. Get ready to drink *and* think.
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- Winemaker: Domaine Binner
Where & How?
From Christian's biodynamic old vines of Pinot Noir in Alsace, the grapes are sorted rigorously in the vineyard so that only the best of the bunch make it into this wine.
The wine was fermented naturally with whole bunches, with a gentle ten-day maceration. It was aged for almost a year in old oak barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without sulphur.
Christian is a visionary in a region that hasn’t always made it easy for visionaries. He’s a humble, thoughtful character. On arriving at his winery, his simple exclamation of, “thank you for coming and for liking my wines!” is heart-warming. Words of kindness go a long way. His father had been one of the only organic growers in the region, and today this means that his soils have been healthy for decades. Christian himself converted to biodynamic viticulture in 2003. He says,
“Biodynamics gives balance – to feel when plants are more sensitive – or when they’re not. Everything which is alive has a vibration and communicates with other alive beings. Animals, trees, the soil, the people working in the vineyard – they’re all in communication with one another. A machine cannot communicate.”
He creates soulful, expressive wines, both from single vineyards and single varieties, as well as blends, according to how he feels the site will best express itself in the glass. There are no rules here bar one: he always respects the vintage and adapts his vinification practices accordingly to allow the conditions of the year to shine.