Farming organically since 1970, and bio dynamically since 1981, Pierre Frick, who once dreamed of becoming an ecologist, is passionately committed to improving and maintaining the health of his vines and land. Located in Alsace between Colmar and Guebwiller. With a dozen different soils that are predominantly calcareous, Frick has holdings in Steinert, Vorbourg and Eichberg Grand Crus, each with a specific microclimate. By choosing to hand harvest with local grape pickers, Frick is unwilling to sacrifice the social and cultural component of the harvest. The Bergweingarten, Bihl, Rot Murlé and Strangenberg each reveal distinctive soil tastes. Grapes are picked and selected by hand and the juice is fermented using only indigenous yeasts. Because there is no added sugar (chaptalisation) and no correction of acidity levels, each cuvée is a faithful and balanced reflection of the vineyard site, the vintage, and the treatment of the vines during the year. Some wines are made completely without sulphur. ‘We do not make wines, rather we allow them to develop their own lively and authentic character.’ – Jean-Pierre, Chantal and Thomas Frick. Wine is not about the mind. It’s about music. It’s art. It’s sensory.
Gold yellow in color with intense and complex aromas, unleavened bread, white pepper, Williams pear, ripe mango, faded pink and rich candied lemon palate, fresh and tonic-saveurs jasmine tea, orange blossom , rose, pepper and Moroccan cumin – very good length on the finish, a dry Gewurztraminer.