Pinot Noir "Jardin d`Eden"

2018
France
Alsace

A limited wine, from an exceptional limestone plot in Sigolsheim. Only two barrels produced. Fermented with 60% whole clusters. From the 2019 vintage on, the wine is made with all whole clusters. Hand harvested, fermented with native yeasts and aged for 12 months in oak barrels. The vines were planted in 2006 and it was the first organic vineyard for Charles, it's where he experimented with farming organically. Since 2017, he's only ploughing with horse. 

90 points
"The Sparr family’s parcel of pinot noir was planted in 2006, on a plot with an excellent base of limestone in the village of Sigolsheim. The 2018 includes sixty percent whole clusters, is fermented with indigenous yeasts and aged in cask. It comes in at thirteen percent alcohol and delivers a quite refined bouquet of cherries, pomegranate, woodsmoke, chalky soil tones, a dollop of fresh herb tones, peonies and a deft framing of cedar. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and tangy, with a lovely sense of transparency and bounce, moderate tannins, good acids, fine intensity of flavor and a long, complex and very well-balanced finish. This is a lovely middleweight. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, August 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB3300-18
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic