2019 Christophe Mittnacht Pinot Blanc
A Demeter certified biodynamic blend of 40% Pinot Blanc and 60% Pinot Auxerrois from 40+ year old vines planted on limestone and marl soils. Fermented in stainless steel with native yeasts and aged in older French oak barrels.
This wine is incredibly interesting! It’s like a Gewurztraminer on the nose, with the typical high level of acidity from Pinot Blanc and that mouth filling texture you get from Pinot Gris. This is a richer style of Pinot Blanc, yet still fresh and elegant. Mouthwatering acidity enlivens flavors of citrus, apricot, lemon zest and a hint of leesy creaminess/nuttiness, all leading to a stony and floral finish.
About Christophe Mittnacht
Founded in 1958, Domaine Mittnacht is a family-run estate led by the charming couple of Christophe and Yuka Mittnacht. They farm some of the finest vineyards around the town of Hunawihr. Christophe was an early pioneer of the biodynamic movement, believing that biologically complex, complete soils are essential for producing elegant and terroir driven wines. The domaine was officially certified biodynamic in 1999 – one of the very first in all of Alsace. The old vines holdings include the Grand Cru Rosacker (where the fabled Clos-St.-Hune is located), as well as excellent sites between Ribeauville and Riquewihr. Christophe believes in minimal intervention and letting the soil sing using neutral wood and tank to deliver spot-on, expressive and beautifully delicate wines. Christophe harvests balanced fruit and avoids the excesses of alcohol and residual sugar that mask the freshness and florality that makes Alsace so special.