Domaine Beck-Hartweg - Granit 2018
Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
Beck-Hartweg is one of the historic domaines of Alsace which can be traced back to the early 16th century. They’re located in the medieval town of Dambach-la-Ville, a quintessentially Alsatian village, built upon a unique and homogeneous pink granite bedrock.
Florian and Mathilde are the 16th generation at the domaine and despite their young age (early 30s) they've already gained a solid reputation as a skilled and progressive representative of the future of Alsace.
Maybe it's because of this long heritage that they dare to do the things they do. Because the natural wines that we import from them are daring to say the least; mixes of white, orange and red in a bottle, from grapes that sometimes have Grand Cru potential. Wow. And then the precision, power, energy and joy that comes from these wines. It can only come from people with exactly the same quality.
Grown on the typical granitic slopes of Dambach-la-Ville, the three grapes of this Granit are harvested together and then slowly pressed with their stems. Fermentation takes place in old wooden foudres for eight to ten months and the wine remains on its fine lees for an extra few months before bottling. This atypical blend has a deep and golden colour, distinctive aromas of sweet toasted almonds and a fleshy texture. The common thread of tension, minerality and salinity is once again found in this wine. A consistent proof of the Beck-Hartweg’s dedication to showcase their unique terroir through thoughtful and meticulous viticulture, beautiful natural wines indeed.