Alsace

Barth 2017 Alsace Riesling Granite

Laurent Barth works with 4.5 hectares of vines based outside of Colmar where there is the highest concentration of Grand Cru vineyards in Alsace. Though this bottling is simply labeled Alsace, the fruit is actually from the steep, terraced slopes of the Grand Cru Schlossberg. The granite soils here show prominently in this Riesling, as the name suggests! Laurent farms using only organic compounds and employs biodynamic practices, and is extremely judicious with sulfur additions creating wines that are delicate and precise.

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $34.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Barth, Laurent 2012 Alsace Grand Cru Marckrain 500ml

Beautifully balanced off-dry Gewurztraminer from the Grand Cru Marckrain!

  • white off-dry
  • 26 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Boxler 2017 Alsace Edelzwicker Reserve

Now here is an old friend, a fine throwback from the Robert Chadderon era (with a new name on the back label). Right out of the gate there are effusive aromatics: fresh cut apple, apple blossom, honeysuckle, honeydew, and salted lemon on the nose—believe me folks, this is some Edelzwicker! The mid-weight palate is racy and lithe, with enough concentration to belie its inconsequential “table wine” category. There’s plenty of brisk acidity and chalky mineral character to accompany the ripe orchard fruit flavors, with just a touch of cool herbaceousness to lend interest on a long, sapid, lip-smacking finish. Honestly, Edelzwicker is a bit of a forgotten category, but Albert Boxler makes the most compelling (and certainly delicious) examples I’ve ever drunk and theirs ages beautifully should you happen to forget a bottle or two in the cellar. Positively gorgeous and a near giddy treat that has me thinking of simpler Spring evenings. John McIlwain

  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 19 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Dirler-Cade 2017 Alsace Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes

Almost half of all of the Dirler-Cadé vineyards are located in the Grand Crus of Alsace, which might be why even their entry level wines are so high quality! Five generations of winegrowers have tended to these vineyards and the entire 18 hectares are certified biodynamic. As with all of their wines, the grapes are pressed whole cluster, and fermented in stainless steel. The nose is subtle and elegant; baby's breath flowers, lime zest, and fresh herbs. The palate is refreshing and clean; notes of under-ripe peach, lime and just a touch bitter to balance to balance the softer acidity. Bear with me, but this wine really makes me think I'm standing on a hillside in Alsace breathing in the morning dew. Michelle DeWyngaert

  • white
  • 6 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • $29.99

  • red
  • 11 in stock
  • $32.99

Kumpf et Meyer 2018 Alsace Restons Nature Pet-Nat

 Julien Albertus makes this wine from direct press Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Gris. The latest iteration has a subtle peachy hue, with a bit of Blanc de Noirs-type richness on the palate. Should pair brilliantly with food, but has enough body and texture to satisfy on its own too. Good acidity, but definitely a real wine with finesse and balance.  -Eben

  • white sparkling
  • 30 in stock
  • no discount
  • $24.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur