Les Vins Pirouettes Le Brutal de Jean-Marc

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Winemaker: Jean-Marc Dreyer

Appellation: Alsace

Grape Varieties: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling

The Brutal wine corporation is a loose conglomeration of natural winemakers. Once accepted into the club, the winemaker must make a wine that is brutal in some way, in other words it must be extreme. The wine must only be made in one barrel, and must have no sulfur added. Generally all the labels for Brutal wines must look the same, although a few deviations have been allowed in more recent cuvées. In this case the skin maceration involved is the extreme element of the wine. Cultivated and vinified by Jean-Marc Dreyer, Rosheim.

Grapes are hand harvested with a triage in the vines, destemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeast and zero sulfur. The varieties are vinified separately, and spend about 18 days macerating on the skins, producing a nice orange/pink color.  Elevage on the  fine lees for 11 months in traditional large Alsatian foudre and bottled with zero addition of sulfur. The wine is blended a day before being bottled, Unfined and unfiltered.