Mr. Pink 2018
A Wine That
tastes like Turkish Delight with an added layer of zing. This is the first time Lucas is releasing a Pinot Noir Blanc De Noir from his estate. Compared to its bigger brother 'Cremant de Alsace' it seems like the perfect special occasion treat - serious Champagne drinkers watch out - this is as good as it gets for Crémant.
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- Winemaker: Domaine Rieffel
Where and How?
‘Mr Pink’ was first made in 2018, and comes from 30 year old Pinot Noir vines grown on a variety of plots in the town of Mittelbergheim, which includes parts of the Zotzenberg Grand Cru. Soils here are varied, and include clay and sandstone silt, as well as pure limestone marl found in the heart of Zotzenberg. The grapes are pressed straight after arrival and ferment with the lees in old barrels for six months, where malolactic fermentation is allowed to soften some of the tartness in the juice. Bottled without filtering, fining or sulfites.
The Winemaker: Domaine Rieffel
Here in Mittelbergheim, Alsace – just a dozen miles from the German border – Lucas Rieffel is farming and making wines of the future. These are not your typical charming-but-old-school Alsatian wines; rather they are emotive, jolting wines that show an entirely new face of Alsace. It’s like seeing an old friend with an entirely new look. Sylvaner – far too often the underdog – takes its deserved place as Ace of Spades in this hand.
What’s more, the humble Crémant produced here might be the quiet one at a table sat next to its Champenois counterparts, but if there’s one worth betting on for pure drinkability and deliciousness–this is it.
Why? The answer is much simpler than you might think. In Lucas’ words:
“I’d rather be a farmer than a commercial director.”