Domaine Rietsch Pinot Noir
Grapes: Pinot Noir
The Rietsch family has been making wine in Mittelbergheim, Alsace, since the 17th century. Now run by husband and wife Jean-Pierre and Sophie Rietsch, the approach is natural, with an intense focus on healthy soil, vines and grapes enabling them to produce wines without pesticides, herbicides or sulphur. Over the last 10 years the domaine has become particularly renowned for long maceration orange wines made from traditional Alsace varieties though the direct press whites and Pinot are also exceptional.
The 2022 Pinot Noir uses grapes from parcels on clay-limestone in Mittelbergheim with a semi-carbonic maceration of whole bunches over 12 days before ageing for 8 months in tank. Bottled with no filtration, fining or added sulphur. Juicy with ripe red fruits, whilst remaining elegantly fresh with a subtle spice on the palate.