Matthieu and Emanuelle are a couple making organic wine in Alsace, both of them come from families of winemaking royalty, Matthieu is son of Marcel Deiss, who has been at the forefront of all that is good to do with Alsatian wines for many years. Emanuelle is the Daughter of Henri Milan who has a big reputation in southern France for producing high quality wines.
When Matthieu and Emanuelle took over the vineyards they immediately started converting the vineyards to organic and practising some elements of biodynamics. This process takes many years to complete and they are still working through the last parcels of land.
Another wine heading in a modern direction, this wine has had no sulphites added. The wine is a blend of Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris which have been vinified in different amphorae. There is real science to this method. The Gewürztraminer needs more oxygen and therefore the amphorae is made from terracotta as it has a greater porosity than the sandstone in which the pinot is aged.
This has one of the most amazing colours for a wine, a blend of orange a pink radiates from the wine. Notes of rose and ripe plums and apricots are very pronounced, this is something special.