The Wine: Eros de Raphael 2020
Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Associates Eros de Raphael is a natural wine made from a blend of 40% Pinot Gris, 40% Riesling, and 20% Sylvaner. The grapes are hand-harvested with a triage in the vines, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur. The wine remains in contact with the skins for 25 days, resulting in an orange wine. Elevage on the fine lees for 8 in foudre with zero addition of sulfur. Unfined and unfiltered.
The Producer: Les Vins Pirouettes by Binner & Associates
Les Vins Pirouettes is a project launched by Christian Binner, that brings affordable natural wines to the table, and at the same time helps organic and biodynamic grape growers in Alsace move away from selling their grapes to cooperatives towards making and bottling natural wines. Each cuvée is made at a young grower’s winery, where they supply the grapes and Christian supplies his 20 years of expertise in making natural wine in Alsace, and of course his marketing and distribution savviness. Each cuvée will feature the name of the grower on the bottle. (source: Jenny & Francois)
The Region: Alsace