The Wine: Stratos Maceration 2019
Jean-Marc Dreyer Stratos Maceration is a skin contact wine (orange wine) made from a blend of Riesling, Auxerrois, and Sylvaner organic grapes grown in Alsace, France. Stratos Maceration is unfined, unfiltered, with no added sulfites.
The Producer: Jean-Marc Dreyer
Jean-Marc Dreyer is a natural winemaker based in Rosheim, Alsace, about 25km southwest of Strasbourg. Jean-Marc studied under Patrick Meyer, one of the pioneers of natural wine in Alsace, and has been inspired by the likes of Patrick Bouju, Jean-Louis Pinto, and Raphael Beysang. The vineyards extend over 6 hectares and are subdivided in 25 parcels, each with its own characteristics. Jean-Marc works naturally with local grape varietals such as Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Muscat. His wines undergo extended maceration on the skins (skin-contact / orange wines), his reds are complex but they also have great freshness. Jean-Marc Dreyer has developed a cult following, his wines are rare and highly sought after. (image source: notdrinkingpoison.com)
The Region: Alsace