A non-vintage, partly skin-macerated white cuvée made as part of the cult Brutal concept. Cultivated and vinified by Claude Straub, Blienschwiller
Grapes: Riesling, Sylvaner
Vineyard: granite, organically grown
Cellar: all grapes are sorted while harvested by hand. The Riesling part comes from vintages 2016 and 2017; during the 2018 harvest, they were blended with fresh juice of skin-macerated Sylvaner. Elevage on lees in fiberglass tanks. Racked and bottled without fining, filtration or sulfur added.
Personality: rich, flamboyant white with heaps of spices and tropical fruit – although not really sparkling, there’s a slight fizzy lift, hence also the crown cap closure.