Mader Pinot Blanc 2022
Made from a blend of 2/3rds Auxerrois and 1/3rd Pinot Blanc with 8% of this wine aged in barrel this shows classic white flower and citric aromas leading to a crisp and refreshing palate.
The Mader domaine is a very small quantity, high quality wine producer based in the picture postcard village of Hunawihr just south of Ribeauville. The family own just over 10 hectares of vineyards, including prized holdings of vines in the famous ‘Rosacker’ Grand Cru vineyard and also now in the Grand cru Schlossberg. All vineyard work is carried out by hand and since 2005 their son Jerome is now running the estate having studied and gained a Diploma in Oenology. Since returning to the family estate Jerome has also converted all their vineyards to organic viticulture.
Rieslings from here are some of the few in Alsace produced in a classic fine dry style, built to age. In exceptional years a tiny volume of late harvest ‘Vendanges Tardive’ Riesling is made in a similar fine, elegant style that ages superbly. Jerome is fanatical about quality so yields are kept very low and selections for all wines are extremely strict ensuring the highest quality in every bottle. The entire range of wines from the Mader family taste true to their grape varieties and vineyard origins and all represent fantastic value
The Alsatian Pinot may be produced from Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois or a blend of both varieties. The Pinot Blanc grapes provide more nervous wines whilst Auxerrois wines would be thicker and softer.