Jean-Marc Dreyer AOC Alsace Riesling Argitis 2017 The Dreyer Argitis is a white wine made from direct press Riesling grapes. The name Argitis is the old Alsace name for Riesling. The grapes were harvested by hand, pressed and then transferred to large wooden foudre. A veil of yeast protected the […]
The Alsace region is in north east France close to the border with Germany. Here the favourite grape variety is Riesling.
We first met Jean Marc Dreyer from the village of Rosheim in Alsace a number of years ago at a winter salon in the tiny village of Glaine-Montaigut in the hills to the east of the Auvergne city of Clermont-Ferrand. It is a small salon, but we always meet interesting […]
The Alsace wine region lies in the north east corner of France on the border with Germany. It is here that Riesling is the most revered grape variety, although other varieties such as Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Pinot Auxerrois are also widely planted here. . We […]
Pinot Auxerrois (as it is known in Alsace) is a very interesting grape for making fresh, low acid, interesting wines. Although Riesling is more widely planted, the area devoted to Auxerrois is increasing every year as can be seen by the graph below. One of the most interesting things about […]
Jean Ginglinger is a producer of natural wines who is based in the central Alsace village of Pfaffenheim which lies 12 kilometres south of Colmar where he cares for 6.5 hectares of prime sites including two Grand Cru vineyards (Steinert and Zinnkoepfle).
Domaine Geschickt is an exciting producer from Ammerschwihr in Alsace just north of Colmar who have been farming biodynamically since 1998. The small village of Ammerschwihr lies in a beautiful valley and the town is surrounded by grape vines. They produce some classic wines including some incredible Grand Cru wines […]