Antoine Kreydenweiss is the producer of many a staff favorite here at Chabrol-HQ, ever since he took over the Alsatian domain of his father Marc, famous pioneer in biodynamic viticulture. From the sleepy village of Andlau Antoine operates this esteemed domaine with terroir-diverse holdings in the surrounding hills, among which the three Grand Cru’s Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Moenchberg. No fan of rich-but-electric, lip-smackingly salty white wines that wear terroir rather than variety on their sleave should miss these often very age-worthy wines.
Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss ‘Pinot Boir’ Alsace Blanc 2018
Vinification: Blend of all the domain’s grape varieties: Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and skin-macerated Gewurztraminer. Hand-harvested grapes, slow natural fermentation without inputs in old Alsacian foudre, minimal filtration and sulphiting before bottling.
Character: The ‘Pinot Boir Blanc’ is a brand new Kreydenweiss cuvée and the most fruit-driven and easy-drinking one at that. The characteristic acidity and salty mouthfeel combined with the restrained presence of Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer make this a very generous and thirst-inducing wine. Serve it with smoked-fish starters, umami-rich Japanese dishes or anything involving thouroughly rinsed choucroute.