Maxime Crotet "Riris"

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Grapes: Riesling

Region: VDF

Vintage: 2022

Viticulture: Organic

Soils: Marl Limestone + Clay

Yeasts: Native

Vinification: Carbonic Maceration 

Aging: 9 months

Fining or Filtering: None

Sulfur: Minimal added

Notes from the Importer: Maxime Crotet is only two vintages into his solo adventure and is already causing quite a stir. He worked his way up from cellar rat to winemaker with Frederic Cossard, a pioneer in the Natural Wine world. A Burgundian at heart, the 2021 vintage forced Maxime to look for grapes in other regions for his inaugural harvest. Approaching his 3rd vintage in the fall of 2023 he was already completely sold out of wine by the spring.
He seeks to vinify as naturally as possible, using no additives unless necessary. He uses only indigenous yeasts, and all reds are fermented using whole clusters. Only minor corrections of SO2 are made at bottling if deemed necessary.
The results are remarkably pure, vibrant expressions of fruit, terroir and technique that are a rarity.

Produced from grapes grown in the Alsatian village of Itterswiller, outside of Strasbourg, due to the varietal’s being part of the appellation in this region, Vin de France level wines are NOT allowed to include the varietal on the label.
Taught and showing plenty of minerals, lime fruit, a gritty texture and great length, this is exceptionally pure Riesling that will not disappoint.

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