Orange Gaulois is part skin-contact wine, deliciously fragrant, richly textured and complex, yet it shows amazing freshness and high drinkability. The Gewürztraminer grapes offer an aromatic, orange peel, stone fruit characteristic. The blended Riesling adds a fresh and upbeat acidity trip. Seriously elegant and exciting from start to finish.
Riesling grown on sandstone-volcanic soil, Gewürztraminer on silty soil. Maceration of Gewürztraminer for 3 weeks, 80% whole grapes, 20% de-stemmed. After pressing, addition of direct-press Riesling must. Aged for 9 months in old oak barrels. Fermentation on indigenous yeasts. No added SO2
Domaine Bohn, Reichfeld - Organic
Bernard Bohn and his son Arthur organically farm 9 hectares of vines in the small village of Reichsfeld in Alsace, 40km south of Strasbourg, where the family have been winegrowers for over three centuries. Bernard took over the family winery at the young age of 18, after leaving his Jesuit boarding school and enrolling in the local winemaking program. Over the years, Bernard added to his family’s vineyards which were spread across a collection of small parcels. Eventually, he gathered a 5 hectare plot of old vine Pinot Gris and Riesling on the Schieferberg, an incredibly steep slope of schist, with the family’s chapel nestled at the top.
While the family has been practicing sustainable farming for years, even going as far as abandoning vineyard plowing and letting cover crops coexist, they began official organic conversion in 2018; the family believes that preserving the local flora and fauna is fundamental to the domaine and its wines. The harvests are intentionally small, and everything is hand-harvested.