This Pinot Blanc is coming from Lissner's terroir series and is a force to be reckoned with. Never before did we taste a Pinot Blanc with the force of this bottle. Raging energy, high salinity, high acidity, a lot of structure. This is the most pleasant attack on your palate. A wine that can stay open for days, could age for over a decade and will surely raise some eyebrows at the table.
We met Théo Schloegel of Lissner at an obscure tasting in Ghent. His wines were like a strike a lightning, a moment of clarity during a scene of dullness. Wines with expressive salinity, showing the Alsatian Wolxheim terroir. An inspiring visit followed.
The Lissner domaine spans 9 hectares in the appellation Wolxheim, soon a completely organic appellation, pretty cool. The winemakers at this domaine, founded in 1848, are father Bruno and son Theó Schloegel.
Bruno, an agronomist and scientist took over his uncle's Clement Lissner's domaine in 2001 and was soon joined by his son Théo. They work their vineyards organic, but that's really just a small part of their story. Inspired (as are we) by Fukuoka's book 'The one straw revolution' they treat their vineyards differently from what we have seen anywhere else.
Lissner - Pinot Blanc Collines du Horn 2017
100% Pinot Blanc