Domaine de Saint Pierre/Fabrice Dodane, 2021 Riesling RTT, VdF, Le Dos d’Chat



Vintage

2021

Region

FranceJura

Appellation

Côtes du Jura

Varietal

Riesling

Farming

Low/No Sulfur Vinification, Organic

Vinification

Aged in bottle before release, Indigenous yeast fermented, Large format barrel aged, Low Sulfur Vinification & Aging, Malolactic, Skin contact, Unfined & Unfiltered

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay, Marlstone

Note

Limited

Produced from organically grown grapes from an excellent grower in Alsace, who cannot be named.
The grapes are crushed and macerated on their skins for a week before being pressed for aging in a neutral 600L barrel for about a year.
This wine was vinified and aged without sulfur, though a slight addition was made at bottling.
Classic Dodane texture of bright, puckered but juicy up front fruit held together with an elegant layered mineral texture. It’s tough to say whether this wine feels more like a Jura wine made in Alsace or and Alsatian wine made in the Jura, but the results are delicious and delightfully intriguing.