This is a blend of four Pinot grape varieties, namely Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois with some of the Pinot Gris coming from the amazing Grand Cru Kaefferkopf vineyard for added complexity.
The vines are planted in complex terroir in several plots around Ammerschwihr which sees soils made from alluvial clay, marl, granite and limestone. This is fortunate because Pinot Auxerrois has a particular affinity for limestone and when grown in limestone also adds weight to a blend. Pinot Auxerrois is also known simply as Auxerrois and is a child of the grapes varieties Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc and is native to the Alsace and nearby Lorraine and Mosel.
The wine is blended and put in old wooden foudres to mature for 18 months. The wine is not fined or filtered and one gram of sulphites was added.