The Durrmann family make wine from their old family house in the middle of Andlau, a beautiful village nestled on the first slopes of the Vosges mountains south-west of Strasbourg. The family are true eco warriors only having electric cars and using solar energy for hot water and heating. Father André was among the first wave of organic winemakers in Alsace, converting in 1998, and son Yann has then taken this a step further applying a natural, minimal intervention approach in the cellar.
This year Yann’s Gewurz on granite suffered huge losses to mildew, so for the first time Zegwur is a blend of parcels on both granite and Grés. 25% of the Gewurz macerates de-stemmed until the end of fermentation, the rest pressed over 6 hours. The granite would usually amp up the floral aromatics, but with sandstone bringing 50% of the fruit this year, we have much more tropical fruit, and pithy citrus.
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