Francois Baur Schlittweg Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle
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When we visited the Alsace region in northern France in the Fall of 2014, we visited one of our long-time favorite domaines : Francois Baur. Having bought, sold and consumed this family's beautiful organic wines for over 10 years, we were thrilled to taste a wine that had never been exported to the USA before. It was this Schlittweg Pinot Noir and we loved it! We immediately arranged to have the wine exported to America. The Schlittweg vineyard is located near the Herrenweg vineyard which the Baur family farms with 100% biodynamic methods, as they do in all of their vineyards. Schlittweg's soils are composed of small stones and sand, so this wine differs in flavor from the family's Sang du Dragon Pinot, which has a more distinctively granite character, and is also aged in oak. Although Alsace is known for serious white wines, there are some producers making delicious unoaked Pinot Noir, and this is a terrific example.