Domaine Beck-Hartweg - Lieu Dit Rittersberg 2018
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.
Lieu-dit Rittersberg is our favorite wine of this domaine, even though this 2018 is its first vintage. Inspired by the fieldblend of grapes in this special plot on granitic soils, this is a co-press and ferment of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois, Riesling and Gewurztraminer. It has been slowly pressed, in 9 hours in stead of the regular 2 hours, which has imparted some color on the wine, making it a light pink / orange hue. Perfection in a glass, zero sulfur.