The Binner estate was established in 1770, the family has holdings in two of the most valuable growing sites in Alsace; around the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru and plots in Ammerschwihr. The Binner family owns nine hectares and only six of those hectares are under vine.
The vines average age is 35-years, where 40% of the vines over 60 years old, and with many rows nearing a 100 years of age. Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Auxerrois and Muscat make up the varieties utilized by this estimable domaine.
The steep vineyard sites are surrounded by nature, and have been chemical free for nearly thirty-five. The grapes are hand harvested very late for Alsace, early to mid-October, yielding fully ripened fruit that lends to wines that offer a complexity of aromatics and flavors.
In 2012, Christian put the finishing touches on a brand new winery space, with a roof that is covered in soil, sloping up from the Earth and using the ground as a natural form of temperature control. Christian says this has improved the quality of the winemaking greatly, adding stability and resilience to the finished wines. Christian crafts almost every single wine he makes without the use of sulfur, which is particularly striking considering the fact that he makes mostly white wines, which is much harder to do without sulfur. He achieves amazing results, thanks to his years of work in organics and healthy soil in the vines, and long elevage times, many of which take place in traditional very large Alsatian foudres. - Jenny&Francois
Wine Notes: Si Rose is the result of the observation that the Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris grapes, given the global warming that Alsace is undergoing, find their limit in classic white wine making. I was therefore inspired by the experience of the Mediterranean countries, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, and Georgia, which historically, we have been able to vinify fleshy and powerful grape varieties in hot countries, to make fresh, gourmet and palatable wines. Their secret: macerated whites, making it an orange wine.
Si Rose was born, the Gewurztraminer containing in its skin, this magnificent aroma reminiscent of the rose, without forgetting also its color.
Si Rose, a magnificent perfume, an astonishing freshness on the palate, a feminine wine, created by women: Julie, wine merchant at the Domaine, with this crazy project of macerating this grape variety, Séverine, a natural wine globe trotteuse, never left in ideas names of vintages, and Eminé, our favorite graphic designer, who knew how to reveal this wine with this original packaging. Thank you ladies!
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