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Rietsch Klevener de Heiligenstein
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Rietsch Klevener de Heiligenstein

Regular price £26.00

Mittelbergheim, Alsace, France
 
The Rietsch estate has been in the family for seven generations on land previously used for mixed crops including tobacco. It was Jean-Pierre’s parents who started cultivating vines in the 1970s, and handed on to Jean-Pierre in 1987. The vineyard is naturally cultivated with no use of chemicals.

In the cellar, very little sulphur is used, and only when necessary. Jean-Pierre is one of the few people in the area to be experimenting with skin contact wines and is well know for this.

This is a rare variety called Savagnin Rose, a relative of Gewurtzraminer. In Jean-Pierre's hands it makes a singular wine of beguiling texture and flavour. Quite a revelation. 

75cl

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