Brutal de Jean Marc 2019 - Orange Wine
Region: Alsace, France
Grapes: Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois
Style: Orange short maceration
Pairs with: Savoury, Spicy, White Meat
White fruit, in a mineral body, young pink peaches and apricots have a quite primary play, with something melon-ish and light honey tones in the background. Firm tropical sours with a tiny fizz and present yeasts and some earthy vegetal tones.
Le Brutal de Jean-Marc is produced from organic Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Riesling (40 years average age) rooted in clay and limestone. The fruit is hand-harvested, destemmed, and fermented with native yeasts. 15 days of skin maceration adds a gorgeous pink hue to the wine, as well as a grippy texture on the palate. Ageing is done for 11 months on the fine lees in traditional Alsatian Foudre. No sulfur was added.