L'Edel by Domaine Binner
peach - herbal - mineral - fresh
The Binner estate was established in 1770, the family has holdings in two of the most valuable growing sites in Alsace; around the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru and plots in Ammerschwihr. The Binner family owns nine hectares and only six of those hectares are under vine.
In 2012, Christian put the finishing touches on a brand new winery space, with a roof that is covered in soil, sloping up from the Earth and using the ground as a natural form of temperature control. Christian says this has improved the quality of the winemaking greatly, adding stability and resilience to the finished wines. Christian crafts almost every single wine he makes without the use of sulfur, which is particularly striking considering the fact that he makes mostly white wines, which is much harder to do without sulfur. He achieves amazing results, thanks to his years of work in organics and healthy soil in the vines, and long elevage times, many of which take place in traditional very large Alsatian foudres.
Sylvaner. Chasselas. Riesling. Certified organic farming.