A blend of all the “noble grapes” of Alsace: Pinot blanc, Muscat, Chasselas, & Riesling - this is the perfect white for rich winter fare. The style in Alsace veers toward producing drier, more intensely mineral whites. This is no exception with charming notes of orchard fruits, white flowers, and chalky minerals.
Christian Binner chose “Pirouettes” as the name of this cooperative to symbolize the fun they have building a community and making delicious wine, but also the mastery of technique required to produce these wines of impeccable quality.
Albert Boxler creates his reserve blend using the best grapes from his various parcels, based on his intuition & the quality of harvest. The blend here is Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois & Sylvaner: a synthesis producing an inviting nose, a fleshy palate, leading to a fresh, graceful finish.
Craving earthy, freshness-driven Pinot on a budget? Need a break from Burgundy or Sonoma? Give this Alsatian beauty a try. A bit more high-toned than most Burgundies, with gorgeous freshness and citrus-laden fruit, it is the perfect order for roast poultry.
This experimental Sylvaner cuvée is the result of a single parcel picked ripe, yet with loads of acidity still present, and left to ferment slowly but surely for the next eighteen months on its lees. The wine is raw, unusual, unrefined, with high acidity and richness all at once. For those who like to explore, it offers a nice foray off the beaten path for Sylvaner.
We are big fans of Ostertag around here, and this punchy riesling is no exception. Volcanic sediment and pink sandstone make up the soil in the Muenchberg parcel, imparting a steep minerality that cuts nicely through the slight sweetness in this bottle. Try with roast pork or meaty fish for a treat.
More structured & finesse in comparison to his ‘Brand’ wine, Jean develops flavors with the use of aged foudres. Giving a roundness to this acidic grape, this wine shines with honeysuckle and apples. Cellar it for another few years and it will show you why there is a cult following with the Riesling grape.
Albert Boxler was the first generation to bottle and sell his family’s wine after WWII. Fast forward to ‘96 when his grandson, Jean, took over and began creating these fearless Rieslings. Golden in color, with a rich balance of flint, lime, petrol, and honey. Enjoy with our käsekrainers or spicy Thai dishes.
The Binner family have been making wine since the late 1700s. Their vineyard sites are located on steep slopes and surrounded by wild nature. They farm without chemical additives and they don’t fine or filter their wines. This blend of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Auxerrois is aromatic and refreshing.
Food friendly, versatile and perfect with a slight chill. They're BBQ All-Stars.