New Arrivals from Pierre and Chantal Frick in Alsace!

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Our winter tasting with Pierre and Chantal Frick was one of the most fascinating and enjoyable of the year.  We tasted 21 wines this past January - Pierre's infectious enthusiasm and humor, as well as the incredible variety and quality of the wines was inspiring!  The Fricks work with each vintage according to what nature brings them, so there is great variation from year to year - a challenging diversity of cuvées, many of which are bottled without sulfites if conditions permit. Working organically since 1970, and certified Biodynamic since 1981, they have living soils that contribute to the health of the vines and the complexity of the wines. "The application of this more comprehensive approach to the life of the soil and vine advocated by bio-dynamie has changed our vineyard. The growing cycle of the vine is in better harmony. It is less sensitive to grey rot and insect pests. The better balance of the plant is conducive to good grape ripening and obtaining a better quality of juice (density, balance, minerality, vitality). From this the wines have revealed more depth and greater expression of terroir." The wines are hand harvested - "The social aspect of the harvest and the search for quality through successive pickings excludes the use of machine harvesters." Fermentations are with wild yeasts - "The soil and sub-soil and additionally the bloom and yeasts on the grapes constitute the terroir. For us, biodynamic viticulture and the expression of terroir require wild yeast fermentations." Aging is in old 3,000 liter casks, which the Fricks prefer to stainless steel or barrique. "These casks allow breathing (airflow) and transpiration (evacuation of higher alcohols and esters) of wines, without changing their taste by the contributions of new oak." These are beautiful expressions of the terroirs of Pfaffenheim through a creative and responsible viticulture. This is truly artisanal work, creating wines of great character  with little regard to the commercial aspects of winemaking  - we urge you to try a mixed case of these unique and delicious wines! (Bottle-cap closure)

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Frick 2007 Crémant d'Alsace (Riesling, Pinot Blanc)

A lovely dry crémant of Riesling and Pinot Blanc with fine, lively bubbles and white fruit aromas with almond and mineral notes. The palate is full and creamy with a long finish marked by the limestone terroir. A great sparkling wine at a ridiculously low price....

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  • $17.99

Frick 2008 Cremant D'Alsace Pinot Noir

This is a delicious Cremant of Pinot Noir, with lovely hints of red fruits, a chalky, elegant Champagne-like, slightly yeasty palate and good length. Frick's Cremants are always interesting and delicious and are a fabulous value! Very low SO2.

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Frick 2010 Alsace Pinot Blanc

The Frick Pinot Blanc Classique is particularly lovely in 2010, with ripe apple, pear, floral and brioche aromas and a round, supple palate of white fruits. Really pure and delicious with just enough refreshing acidity.  A nice apéritif, great with mild cheeses, just about any seafood and Asian cuisines...

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Frick 2007 Alsace Pinot Blanc Precieuses

A very mineral style Pinot Blanc with chalky white peach, floral and honey aromas. The palate is supple, round and lightly sweet, with lovely white fruits and good length marked by limestone. Serve with fish, shellfish, or as an apéritif with ham...delicious! 6gr/l rs.

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Frick 2010 Alsace Riesling Zero Sulfites

A "sincere" wine says Pierre, with very slightly honeyed, spicy white fruits, almond and floral aromas. The palate is quite mineral, very pure, very dry, with hints of spiced pear, stone and caramel.  Zero sulfites — The dramatic Zorroesque Z is Pierre's not too subtle way of getting around the American label laws... 12.5% alc, 1.2 gr RS.

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Frick, Pierre 2008 Alsace Riesling

From the superb biodynamic vineyards of Pierre Frick, the vintage 2008 was a beautiful combination of ripeness with high acidity, giving wines with great expression of terroir and lovely fruit as well. The palate on the Riesling classique is quite marked by the limestone parcel and has terrific length and acids underlying the pretty pear, apple and floral fruits. Pierre and Chantal Frick are real heroes of organic farming and pure, natural wines...

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Frick 2008 Alsace Grand Cru Riesling Vorbourg

The Grand Cru Vorbourg is a south-east facing slope of mostly limestone with well drained sand and gravel top-soils. This wine took two years to finish, finally undergoing a second fermentation and ending up dry at 13.5 % alc. Lovely, very complex aromas, a quite full mid-palate with yellow fruits, citrus and menthol, very earthy and long with good acidity. This will accompany full-flavored fish and poultry dishes, and will age beautifully.

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Frick 2008 Alsace Gewurztraminer Classique

Wow, this is superb! Beautiful exotic fruit, floral and spice aromas, silky palate with a long lingering spicy finish. Ripe but not cloying at all, actually quite dry at only 4.6 gr/RS.  A terrific apéritif, great with Asian foods, full-flavored cheeses...

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Frick 2009 Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer Steinert

From the hillside Grand Cru Steinert in Pfaffenheim comes this lovely late-harvest Gewurztraminer. At 39 grams of sugar per liter it has the richness of a Vendange Tardive — "a beautiful wine of meditation," say the Fricks! Floral, spice, dried fruit and honey aromas with a very full palate of spicy citrus, rose and almond flavors. The finish is long, soft and mineral. Superb!

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Frick 2007 Alsace Sylvaner Bergweingarten

Frick's 2007 Sylvaner Bergweingarten is a lovely off-dry wine with good acidity and great mineral character. Lovely aromas of white flowers, white fruits, Indian spices. The palate is full with white and yellow fruits but has excellent acidity. A great value and a truly delicious wine!

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Frick 2009 Alsace Grand Cru Pinot Gris Vorbourg

This is a sensational late-harvest Pinot Gris from Vorbourg (32 gr/L RS) with aromas of almond, spice and citrus confit, with smoky notes. The palate is full and ripe but with good acidity, with flavors of citrus, spice and caramel with a chalky finish. Really a lovely wine of meditation....

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Frick 2009 Vin de Table Blanc de Noir Sans Souffre

We were excited to see the newly arrived Pierre Frick wines line our shelves. I've always found his wines more thought-provoking over instant-gratification. This fascinating and lovely wine is a very pale Pinot Noir rose. Red cherries on the nose, which follows on the palate, a slight prickle on the tongue and a dose of refreshing acidity. Food is a must here; a chunk of pate ideally. Zero added sulfites. — PG

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Frick 2008 Alsace Pinot Noir Rot-Murle Terrasses Sans Soufr

Earthy tart cherry, blackberry and stone aromas. Dark earthy fruit on the palate with hints of anise, framed in strong mineral acidity. Decanting recommended for this unusual wine of terroir. Zero sulfur added, this is as natural as Pinot Noir can be...!

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