Klur Natur, Air De Famille, Alsace, France, 2018
The latest project from Clement Klur. He is pushing the boundaries of what it is possible to achieve from his small estate on the steep slopes of Alsace.
Intent on going beyond organics and bio-dynamics this range is as natural a production as is possible: no fining, no filtration, no added sulphur. Resulting in sulphur levels barely around the 10mg/l mark. The grapes are handpicked and pressed in tiny traditional presses (operated by hand) all to ensure as little interference from vine to bottle as possible. This all results in intense flavours and textures that linger long in the mouth and memory.
Great wine always starts in the vineyard. Organic since 2000 Klur Nature comes from a small 1.7ha vineyard on the hills surrouding Katzenthal, every process is carried out by hand in a biodynamic manner, with a little help from the horses that are used to plough the rows.
Aged for 9 months in second use 228l French oak then bottled 9 months after the harvest with no added sulphites, no fining and unfiltered. As natural as they come.
Type: French 228 litre
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
A dark ruby colour this natural wine has bright red cherry fruit flavours, delicate tannins and beautiful length.
Delicate meat dishes, mild cheese.
Pinot Noir 100%
6 x 75cl