Christian Binner

Christian Binner Saveurs Macérés 2022


The wine is made from a blend of Riesling and Pinot Gris, with some Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and Auxerrois. These varieties are meticulously cultivated in organic and biodynamic vineyards around Ammerschwihr, grown on predominantly loess soil. The grapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed, then gently pressed. The fermentation process takes place in large Alsatian oak vats, known as foudres. True to natural wine principles, this blend is created with zero added sulfur and is both unfined and unfiltered. The wine shows notes of exotic fruit and spices, making it an exceptional choice for food pairing.

Wine Type:, White
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Vintage:, 2019
Country:, France
Region:, Alsace
Bottle Size:, 750ml

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Producer profile

Christian Binner

Christian Binner, a respected figure in the natural wine community, hails from a long-standing family of winemakers established in Ammerschwihr, Alsace, in 1770. Initially engaged in polyculture, the Binner family shifted focus to wine-growing post-World War II. They have a rich tradition of organic farming, a practice they embraced well before the advent of official certifications. In the 1950s, amid the agricultural shift towards mechanization and chemical fertilizers, the Binner family, led by their patriarch, chose to stick with traditional farming methods. This commitment involved labor-intensive handwork and the use of manure and natural treatments in the vineyards, which has led to the preservation of vines dating back to the 1930s.

The Binners' philosophy of organic practices also extends to their cellar practices. Influenced by Marcel Lapierre, a legendary Beaujolais grower and a pioneer in the natural wine movement, the family began crafting wines without added sulfur as early as the 1990s under Joseph Binner's guidance. This approach solidified their reputation as key players in the natural wine community. The Binner family's legacy in organic and natural wine production continues to be upheld through generations, contributing significantly to the natural wine movement.

Christian Binner's winemaking extends beyond his family's estate. In 2015, he initiated Les Vins Pirouettes, a collaborative project aiding Alsatian organic and biodynamic growers in making zero-sulfur wines in their cellars. This initiative has become highly popular, further establishing Binner as an innovative force in Alsatian winemaking. His wines reflect the identity and personality of their place of origin rather than just the grape varietals. Binner's wines, including a diverse range from Riesling to Pinot Noir, are made with minimal intervention, celebrating the unique terroirs of Alsace.

Wine region

Alsace, France

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.