VdF Blanc - à l'ombre des jeunes vignes en fleurs 2019-2020-2021 Yannick Meckert


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France Alsace

Grape variety: 98% Auxerrois, 2% Muscat

The name of the cuvée comes from À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs, one of Marcel Proust's novels, In Search of Lost Time. Based on 2021VT (80%), 2019VT and 2020VT solera are also added. Muscat is not felt from the taste of the wine. Simple finish with relatively mild acidity and texture.

2020 is the first vintage. Born to a mother from Burgundy and a father from Alsace, she grew up in two regions. After studying viticulture and brewing in Beaune and Montpellier, he once aspired to make wine at a small domaine run by his parents, but realized that using herbicides was impossible for him, so he carried a backpack around the world. He toured the wine-producing regions of Japan and laid the foundations of his own wine-making under the supervision of producers whom he called “masters.” At the same time, he also gained experience as a sommelier. Yannick, who met many natural wine makers and gained the courage to aim for "different wine making", which is different from the conservative wine making in the village where he was born and raised, returned to his hometown of Alsace and set up his own winery in Rosheim. I started making wine. Although it is not certified, it practices biologic farming and is bottled without the addition of sulfites. I wanted people to drink wine without any preconceived notions, so I decided not to write the production area in the etiquette and put the wine in a Burgundy bottle. Purchased a field of about 2 ha in Alsace. Practicing biologic cultivation. In addition, in order to reinforce the economic aspect, we also make wine as a negociant with grapes from the fields that our friend Jeanne takes care of in biodynamics. The vinification is influenced by Jules Chauvet, with whole-bunch fermentation and robust extraction.

Soil: Clay, blue schist soil Age: 1980 Planting location: 200m above sea level
Brewed with a mix of direct pressing and 10 days maceration. Aged for 11 months in Barrique and Demi Muy (600L barrels).
The 2019 and 2020 solera are also included.