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Michel Nartz Gewurtztraminer

The terroir here is very gravelly, rich in limestone and clay. This forces the vines to dig very deep down into the earth. The result is a vine which is said to be “Millerandé” a French term which refers to a vine that has struggled in its soil. Hand harvest. A pneumatic press gently extracts the juice but none of the bitterness from the seeds and stems. Fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures. Unfined and gently filtered.

Michel Nartz is a family winery established in the picturesque and medieval village of Dambach-la-Ville. The family possess five sustainably farmed hectares divided into multiple small parcels all around the village of Dambach-la-Ville, but also in in the nearby villages of Scherwiller and Châtenois. They are very proud to have vineyards located in the heart of the Grand Cru Frankstein, one of the 51 Grand Crus in Alsace which has a particular granitic soil that gives an intense minerality to the wine. Today, Gaby & Michel Nartz, have decided to give the reins of the wine-making to Michel’s daughter, Laurence. She is a great winemaker, well known for her creativity and passion for the wine. She defines a great wine as the sum of small actions, from a respect for nature and its energies, to the development of the vineyards.

Winemaker: Laurence Nartz
Country: France
Region: Alsace, Dambach-la-Ville
Type: White
Variety: Gewurtztraminer
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Planted in the 1970s to 80s
Production: 55,000 bottles
Soil: Clay, limestone