Domaine Durrmann Grand Cru 'Moenchberg'
The Durrmann family make wine from their old family house in the middle of Andlau, a beautiful village nestled on the first slopes of the Vosges mountains south-west of Strasbourg. The family are true eco warriors only having electric cars and using solar energy for hot water and heating. Father André was among the first wave of organic winemakers in Alsace, converting in 1998, and son Yann has then taken this a step further applying a natural, minimal intervention approach in the cellar.
Named after a hill topped with a monk statue which over looks these vineyards near the village of Eichhoffen, this is the first vintage of Yann's Moenchberg Grand Cru that was made without filtration or added sulphur. The result is a very pure, mineral driven wine with citrus fruit flavours and high acidity. Drinking very well now but will only get better with time, if you can resist opening.