Type: Orange Wine
Grape: Pinot Gris
Jean-Marie Bechtold is the fourth generation to steward this traditional domaine. He began working with his father in 1980 and took the reins in 1995. The estate is located in Dahlenheim, west of Strasbourg in the slopes of the “Couronne d’Or,” a region with 2000 years of viticultural history. Among its 12 hectares of vineyards, the domaine has impressive holdings in the Grand Cru “Engelberg” site, along with parcels in three other vineyards: “Sussenberg”, “Obere Hund” and “Silberberg”. The most important vineyard of the village is the Grand Cru “Engelberg,” a hill rich in limestone that is famed for producing wines of elegance and structure.
Domaine Bechtold is the only organic grower in Dahlenheim and Jean-Marie is currently making the conversion to biodynamic viticulture. He minimizes intervention during vinification, and virtually all fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks with the objective of capturing the fresh acidity and typical dry style of the region. The style is light, pure and elegant. The wines have a silky structure without being soft and are complex without being overwhelming.
This wine undergoes a three-week skin maceration. Aged in used Burgundy barrels. Zero added sulfur.
Gorgeous deep coral color. Fresh yet structured, with red fruit aromatics and a saline edge.