Alsace

Barth 2012 Alsace Gewürztraminer Le Clos

What's an Alsace section without a Gewurztraminer! This one has the perfect level of sweetness. It's not cloying or sticky, but is instead balanced and fresh,  with white flowers and other classic Gewurz aromatics, a rich and textured palate, and great underlying acidity which lends well to the dreamy and majestic finish. Laurent is very careful about sulfur use, with minimal amounts added, so this may not be a wine to age (due to the residual sugar), but why wait? Drink on it's own or with any of your favorite spicy dishes.  Or try it with a trout pate or cured salmon, where the slight density and sweetness play off against the higher salt content and perfectly cushion the drier, smoked flavor of the fish. Lox bagels for Sunday brunch, anyone? Eben Lillie/Karina Mackow

  • white
  • 11 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 24 in stock
  • $17.99

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

Kumpf et Meyer NV Alsace Restons Nature Pet-Nat

This is the first wine from Kumpf et Meyer made using Biodynamic methods. Julien Albertus makes this wine from direct press Pinot Auxerrois and Pinot Gris. The initial pour from "Restons Nature" resembles The Matrix - with columns of uniformed beads racing to the surface, then bursting with aromas of wet stone and tangy citrus. By the second glass, the lees contact creates a thick haze like something from the Swamp Thing. This pet-nat is certainly a double feature. The palate offers juicy orchard fruit packed with acidity then viscous, pulpy citrus fruit and river rocks . For best results, keep the bottle upright and resist the urge to stir the sediment. Serve with fried chicken, cornbread, or on its own! Amanda Bowman  

  • white sparkling
  • 32 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $29.99

  • white sweet
  • 3 in stock
  • $59.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 38 in stock
  • $59.99