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Jean-François Ginglinger

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.

Jean-François Ginglinger



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