Les Vins Pirouettes 'Le Brutal de Raphaelle' 2019
Producer: Les Vins Pirouettes (Christian Binner collab)
Varietal: Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir grown and vinified by Raphael Marchal of Domaine de l’Envol, this wine undergoes carbonic maceration for 20 days before being bottles unfined and unfiltered without sulfur additions. Expect a bright, lively Pinot with a wild edge and persistent intensity. Vibrant red fruits dominate the plush palate with savory herbs providing depth alongside the limestone-y minerals typical of Alsace’s cool continental climate.
The Brutal wine corporation is a loose conglomeration of natural winemakers. Once accepted into the club, the winemaker must make a wine that is brutal in some way, in other words it must be extreme. The wine must only be made in one barrel, and must have no sulfur added. Generally all the labels for Brutal wines must look the same, although a few deviations have been allowed in more recent cuvées.