Domaine Durrmann Riesling Crax
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.
Crax is Riesling that is macerated on skins for 15 days, aged for 10 months in old oak then bottled without filtration or added sulphur. A really delightful orange wine with pear, orange blossom and tomato leaf aromas woven together by fine acidity.