Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg

A tiny offering from Beck-Hartweg - Pure Alsatian wines!

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Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg are young winemakers based in the town of Dambach-La-Ville. First available in the States a few years ago, the wines have quietly grown a loyal and passionate fan base here in New York, for good reason! Farming is organic, and they have stopped plowing in recent years, preferring instead to use the "rollofaquer," a farming tool that pushes over plants to create organic cover and protect the humidity and biodiversity in the soil. All wines age in large old barrels of 1000-1500L capacity. Their locality in Dambach-La-Ville is centered around a concentration of granite terroir that lends a fascinating and scintillating minerality and salinity to their wines. They've been inspired by the dynamic natural wine scene in France and beyond, and have changed their approach in the cellar in the last decade, not just in terms of sulfur use, but also stepping away from the tradition of varietal wines and focusing on terroir expression and parcel-specific blending. For example, instead of separately bottling a Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir from specific granitic parcels in Dambach-la-Ville, Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg now make a single wine, 'Granite,' that is a blend of all the grapes from said parcel, and the resulting wine expresses the intense granitic structure and spice of those sites.

Eben tasting with Florian, 2018

These two are some of the nicest and gentlest winemakers we've met and we are always excited to receive new wines from them. This offer is a bit of a teaser, mostly a refresh. More will be coming later this year, so try some now and fee free to reach out with requests for more of any favorites!

** All wines arriving Monday, 4/17 **

In the vineyard and cellar with their daughter Lily

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Beck-Hartweg 2021 Vin d'Alsace Dambach Rouge (Pinot Noir)

From a few different parcels in Dambach, this is a very pleasant and approachable Pinot Noir, with great balance and acidity. -EL

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  • $22.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2020 Vin d'Alsace Pinot Noir "F" (Frankstein)

Though the fruit for this bottling all comes from the Grand Cru Frankstein vineyard, Pinot Noir does not have Grand Cru status in Frankstein (only white varieties are awarded Grand Cru Frankstein status), hence the name "F," for Frankstein. This is elegant, and red fruited, with some peppery, darker fruit more reminiscent of a regional Alsatian expression. Grapes see about 2 weeks of maceration, with occasional delicate pouring of a few liters on the cap to avoid oxidation, otherwise, very little extraction. The wine, is however very present on the mid-palate.

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  • red
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  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2020 Vin d'Alsace Riesling Dambach

This is another tasty white from the Beck-Hartwegs. The Dambach-la-Ville Riesling is comprised of fruit from several eastern-facing parcels on granitic soils. Since the sites have the same soil-type and same exposition, Florian and Mathilde blend them to provide a snapshot of the Dambach terroir expression. There is a very straight and salty acidity here that differs greatly from the Riesling blend (from a combination of soil types). It's fresh, and structured (not tannins, just a type of mineral structure from the granite), with lovely texture in the mid-palate.    -EL

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  • white
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  • $21.99

  • Organic
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  • Low Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2021 Alsace Grand Cru Frankstein Riesling

This is a memorable Riesling from two parcels in the Grand Cru of Frankstein, which rests above the town of Dambach-la-Ville on a fault of granite. Frauenberg is a parcel that gives small berries that Florian and Mathilde find to have great concentration and intense acidity. This is blended with fruit from the Pflanzer parcel, which has less intensity and provides more delicate character to the blend. There's enough acidity and mineral sharpness from the granitic soils for this natural wine to age gracefully, but it's also pretty scintillating wine to drink now!   -EL

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  • white
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  • $29.99

  • Organic
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  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2020 Alsace Grand Cru Cuvée Eden

This is a special wine, named after Mathilde and Florian's second child, Eden. From the Grand Cru Frankstein site, an assemblage Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling from tiny parcels in the Grand Cru, meant to express very preciesely the complexity of the terroir. Totally dry, with very straight and poised acidity and crystalline salinity.

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  • white
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  • $32.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2021 Vin d'Alsace Granite

This is a field blend that was made to show the character of the soil in Dambach. Florian and Mathilde selected three vineyards that produced what they call the most "salivant" wines (salivant roughly translates to mouth-watering). This quality is common with wines that come from granite terroir, hence the name of this cuvée. The area around Dambach-la-Ville is known for a high percentage of granitic soils, so this is very much a Dambach wine. A blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Riesling, showing off a fascinating saline/mineral quality. No SO2 added.

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  • white
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  • $25.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2020 Vin d'Alsace Tout Naturellement Blanc

'Tout ntaurellement' is a delightful blend of Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Pinot Auxerrois. A free wine, un-filtered, free of any additives, clean and sublte on the nose, very direct with stony mouthfeel and subtle floral aromatics.

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  • white
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  • $20.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2020 Vin d'Alsace Gewurztraminer "Bungertal"

A lovely little dry Gewurztraminer from Florian and Mathilde Beck-Hartweg. Floral and crisp, textbook Gewurz.

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  • $28.99

  • Organic
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  • No Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg NV Cremant D'Alsace

This is a fresh and clean Cremant, unlike the no SO2 added wines, this has a small addition of sulfites. Blend of Pinot Blanc, Pinot Auxerrois, and Riesling.

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  • white sparkling
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  • $23.99

  • Organic
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  • Low Sulfur

Beck-Hartweg 2020 Vin d'Alsace Auxerrois VV

This is one that we never tried, but we were so curious about it! Old vines of Pinot Auxerrois. Their description: "Doré, agréablement fruité, belle fraicheur: un vin 'plaisir!' " Rougly translated: Golden, pleasantly fruity, lovely freshness: a wine of pleasure!

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  • white
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  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur