Pierre Weber, Les Lies Là (2020). Alsace, France. Pinot Gris, Sylvaner.
From clay and limestone soil vineyards on the steep slopes leading down from Husseren-les-Chateaux. The elevation here is up to 400m which makes it one of the highest vineyard sites in Alsace, imparting a great sense of freshness on the wines.
A combination of Pinot Gris and Sylvaner that were harvested separately and both macerated ion the skins for 5 days. The juices were combined during élevage and then bottled pet nat style. A wonderful interplay of sugar, acid and tannin with a palate of autumnal berries and minerals that works as well as at the start of a meal as it does at the end.