One of the flagships from the range of Beck-Hartweg. Kind of a crazy natural wine, in a good way. It's a mixture of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Auxerrois, Gewürtztraminer and Pinot Noir, all co-planted in the recently acquired lieu-dit Rittersberg.
Come harvest, the grapes are all picked together and pressed together, which happens at an extraordinarely slow pace (6-9 hours) to extract flavor, mouthfeel, complexity and color, making this a beautiful light orange-pink in the glass. 2018 is the first vintage for this wine but while visiting in June 2020, we're blown away by it straight away. The wine has a bright tangerine color, peaches and cream on the nose, roses, tarragon and an orange tang on the palate, the bouquet graciously evolves from glass to mouth finishing long, complex and crystalline. A salty minerality pairs with the creamy fruit in a beautiful way. A truly unique, characterful and inspiring wine. We can't wait to see what the next harvest brings.
Read more on our self-imported wines of Beck-Hartweg here.
Beck-Hartweg - Lieu Dit Rittersberg 2018
25% Riesling 25% Pinot Gris 20% Pinot Noir 20% Pinot Auxerrois 10% Gewürztraminer
Dambach-la-Ville, Alsace, France