Power, elegance, complexity, a very dry finish, and all of this without additives... A little miracle yet again, far from your conventional cuvée. Jean’s 2017s are going through their“graisse”, a phenomenon associated with malolactic fermentation when the wine becomes turbid and viscous, which goes away by itself in time.
Jean-François Ginglinger, a 100% natural vigneron based in Pfaffenheim, south of Colmar, took over his father’s estate in 1999. In cultivating this 6-hectare estate, a third of which is classified Grand Cru Steinert, Ginglinger continues an ancient tradition – his family has been continuously making wine in the region since 1610. Jean, encouraged by his mentor and uncle Gérard Schueller, focused his efforts on transforming his approach in the vineyard, adopting horse-drawn ploughing in 2015. In the winery, conversations and glasses shared with Jean-Pierre Frick, Patrick Mayer and his cousin Bruno Schueller finally steered Jean towards natural, non-interventionist vinifications, and notably without added sulphur. The estate is certified organic and biodynamic since the early 2000s. In 2009, Jean relinquished his biodynamic certification from DEMETER to avoid having to pay the fees, but he continues to practice it in the vineyard. These are high-flying cuvées... wines characterised by highly developed aromas, which only intensify with ageing.
Powerful, seductive, captivating, fruity and floral, with great length and a perfect dry finish... all without any additives – what else would you expect?!
With characteristic cherry notes, an elegant nose. While a bit austere in their youth, Jean’s Pinots will need to lie down for a few months in your cellar – but it will be worth the wait! Jean has achieved something very lovely with this cuvée.
A bouquet with elegant, characteristic cherry notes. While a bit austere in their youth, Jean’s Pinots will reveal their colours all the better after ageing a few months in your cellar! It’s Jean’s style to always push the limits; he makes wines that you either love or hate, often with a touch of volatile acidity.