Grape variety: Pinot Noir
This is not a great Pinot Noir, but a wine that pursues the comfort of drinking by fermenting various plots of grapes in good condition with short maceration. Using the grapes of a friend who has acquired an eco sale. Hand-harvested, 100% whole bunch fermented with wild yeasts only. Maceration takes only 7 days to finish lightly. Aged for 1 year in foudl barrels. Unfiltered, unfined and bottled.
The new wine that Antoine started is the Luna Boire series. Using the grapes of a friend who has the same idea (acquired eco sale), it is brewed without antioxidant additives.
Unlike regular wine, we aim to create a wine that you can enjoy drinking every day. Antoine thinks Alsace Guru Guru wine.
A historic maker representing Alsace
A classic maker boasting a history of over 300 years, but avant-garde, such as etiquette that changes every year, the introduction of biodynamics, and advancement to the Rhone. We are also challenging long-term maceration and amphora.
A maker representing Ba Run
Marc Kreidenweiss is a representative maker of Alsace with a history of over 300 years. Its history begins with the purchase of the convent's fields by the Gressel family.
"I inherited a part of the vineyard of Androw Abbey and started as a grape cultivation farmer, and in the 1850s I started wine brewing and bottling for the first time in this area."
Later, in 1948, the marriage of Dennis Gresser and the Rene Kleidenweiss family led to Domaine Kleidenweiss.
The home base is 13ha in Androw in the Bas-Lan district, downstream of the Rhine River. Almost all of the best vineyards in Ba Rhin are located around Andrew.
“Haut Rhin is high in the Vosges Mountains and produces robust wines. Ba Ran is at a low altitude, but the terrain around Androw is intricate and complicated.』
Andrew has complicated hills and complicated topography. The raised hills have complex soils and terroir. It has the same delicacy and complexity as Haut Ran.
"In 1999, we purchased a 16ha field in Costiere de Nimes. Introduced biodynamics like Alsace. Yield is also kept to 40hl/ha, making a wine with an exceptional elegance for Nimes.”
The current head of the family is the 13th generation "Marc Krydenweiss", but his older brother "Manfred" who joined in 1990 is Rhone. His younger brother, Antoine, is in charge of Alsace.
"Manfred is a field expert and is in charge of biodynamics. Antoine, who joined us in 2004, specializes in brewing, and is in charge of both Alsace and Nimes.”
Their wine in the 90's lost the dignified strength and elegance of Clydenweiss, but with the addition of Antoine, it regained its "likeness".
Biodynamic since 1989
The biggest change in the history of Marc Krydenweiss was brought about by "Marc" who took over the domaine at the young age of 23 in 1971.
In 1984, organic farming was introduced with the aim of highlighting the individuality of each field. Furthermore, the yield is reduced to about half, to 40hl/ha or less.
"In 1989, we introduced biodynamics for the first time in Alsace. Since then, the wine has evolved into a wine that clearly expresses the individuality of each vineyard.”
In the fields, only biodynamic preparations and original homeopathy are used to deal with diseases and pests. In addition, the forest is left as much as possible, allowing nature and vines to coexist.
“Grand crus are in particular contact with the forest. The vine becomes stronger by being influenced by other plants and by being influenced by insects and animals.”
The character of the year depends not only on the vines, but also on the influence of other plants and animals. That is the original nature.