La Grange de Clos de L'Oncle Charles
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Style – Dry, White, Light Bodied
Grapes – Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Auxerrois, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Sylvaner, and Chasselas
Region – Alsace, France
Winemaking - Jerome Francois first trained to be a carpenter before becoming a sommelier. Jerome started with several rows of inherited vines from his grandfather, he moved into the family barn (grange) belonging to his Uncle a farmer named Charles, and named the winery “LA GRANGE DE L’ONCLE CHARLES.” The domaine started in early 2014 in Ostheim, Alsace. The vineyards, the meadows and orchards are farmed in biodynamie with the outmost respect for ancestral traditions. Today, Jerome farms 5.5ha of vineyards located in the towns of Ammerschwihr, Zellenberg, Kaysersberg and Ribeauville where grapes are planted in complantations and produce on average 25hl/ha. Jerome believes that his wine can purely express itself from the terroir; it is then up to the vigneron to work with minimum intervention to make quality wine.
What it tastes like - This is a pastoral, wild flower of a wine- we strongly recommend giving it at least 3 hours to open up before serving. It’s got a compelling blend of meadowflower, bitter lemon, and dry grapefruit soda- a cool sipper aside roast veg focaccia, and herby/evoo-heavy pasta.
Dietary – Organic, Biodynamic
ABV – 12.5%