Serious Grand Cru Riesling from this singular producer. A high-wire balance of fleshy, rounded texture cut through with a soaring acidity that leaves a long, lingering ripple of electricity in the finish. Find out more.
Aromatic, vibrant and textural orange pet nat. From slopes on schist - hence the name - the Pinot Blanc is macerated for 3 weeks before being pressed and blended with the Pinot Gris which is pressed directly. The wine is then transferred to bottle to complete its fermentation and trap the bubbles. A dream Durrmann combination, marrying energetic fizz with an orange wine spin on classic Alsatian varietals.
The Durrmann family had made wine for generations as small farmers. Grandad had moved away from farming to become a shoemaker but still kept a few vines on the side. André decided to move back to farming in 1979 and pieced the domaine together from abandoned vineyard sites that were hard to work and no longer commercially viable. Son Yann has worked in the domaine since he was a child and officially took over the business a year ago. André was among the first wave of organic winemakers in Alsace, converting in 1998. Yann has taken this a step further applying a more natural approach in the cellar.