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Noble Expression Vorbourg, 2017

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White, Sweet
Pinot Gris
Alsace Grand Cru 'Vorbourg'
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vineyard Vineyard
  • Organic / Biodynamic (uncertified)
  • Soil type: Limestone, Loess, Pebbles, Sandstone
cellar Cellar
  • Fermented spontaneously using low-intervention
  • Sulphites: Low sulphites: 27 mg/L
  • Fining (clarification): Unfined
  • Filtering: Filtered (Light Filtration microns)
  • Suitable for Vegans and vegetarians
  • Alcohol: tbc
  • Residual sugar: <1 g/L
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak

Additional Information

Alcohol: 12.5% Suitable for Vegan and Vegetarian Vinification: manual harvest, the grapes were pressed whole in a pneumatic press. Wild yeast fermentation, without temperature control, in ancient foudres (barrels). Four months of ageing on the fine lees in these same foudres, full malolactic, one or two rackings. Light filtration through cellulose plates, but no fining, a small amount of sulphur was added at bottling. The Fricks have decided now (ever since 2002) to bottle all their wines with a stainless steel capsule rather than cork, considering that this guarantees a good, homogenous ageing in every bottle of each cuvée, and permits the wine to age for a long period correctly.
The Pierre Frick Estate has had close ties with the wine area for twelve generations, and looks after 12 hectares (30 acres) of vineyards today. In order to accomplish the different tasks, six persons work full time. Our vineyards make up a sort of patchwork with a dozen calcareous dominated local soils over 15 km span. The Bergweingarten, Bihl, Rot Murlé, Strangenberg each reveal distinctive soil tastes. The Steinert, Vorbourg and Eichberg Grands Crus are our most famous soils. We have practiced organic farming in our vineyards since 1970 and bio-dynamic farming since 1981.By applying bio-dynamic preparations, the earth’s, the plants’ receptivity develops, with regard to their environment : soil, climate, solar and lunar rythms, etc. Grapes are picked and selected by hand. The juice is fermented using only indigenous yeasts. Because there is no added sugar (chaptalisation), no correction to acidity levels, no physical treatment, each cuvee is a faithful and balanced reflection of the vineyard site, the vintage and the treatment of the vines during the year. Firs sulfur free wines in 1999. Today 90 % of the wines are bottled sulfur free. We do not “make” the wines, rather we allow them to develop their own lively, healthy and authentic character.
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