Domaine Durrmann Riesling Schist Nature
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.
This is a compact and mineral Riesling made from a plot of vines grown in black schist. A very solid core of lemons and limes with a touch of the kerosene typical of Riesling. Long and linear on the palate with a saline, limey acidity.