Bit of background on Stéphane himself - in his mid-forties and originally from the Lorraine region, decided about 10 years ago he wanted to change career to become a winemaker and for him making wines without any additions was the obvious route. Trained in Alsace and set up half an hour west of Nancy. He’s on the same latitude as Alsace so really far north. He can pick his grapes at perfect ripeness without having to worry about alcohol spiking. Not many people making natural wine in this area so it’s a journey of discovery!
Flaveo - 100% Gewurtz from limestone soils - bought from Ludovic Rohrer based in Mittelbergheim (same town as Riestch). Grapes were gently macerated on skins for 5 days. 9 month elevage in stainless steel. Lovely aromatic nose, but really zesty and saline palate.