This Pinot Gris has been fermented on the skins for 19 days, and is a beautiful pink-orange colour. Almost like an aromatic light red, it has notes of almond, bright cherry & white pepper with fine tannins from spending 7 months in old foudres on its lees.  


Jean-Pierre Rietsch grows vines on his 12 ha estate in Alsace, a family farm that goes back 7 generations. Very little sulphur is used, and the wines are made with a low-pressure pneumatic press to extract gently, with a slow fermentation and always indigenous yeasts. They are also one of the few wineries in the area to experiment with skin contact wines.

JP Rietsch - Quand Le Chat N'Est Pas La 2021

  • Name Quand Le Chat N'est Pa La
    Producer Jean Pierre Rietsch
    Style Skin contact Pinot Gris so technically a white but pink in colour - you decide!
    Country France
    Region Alsace, Heiligenstein
    Vintage 2021
    Grape Pinot Gris
    ABV % 12.5
    SO2 None added.  Total = 15mg/l
    Production Organic. (Uses Biodynamic principles). Natural fermentation. Aged on lees for 9 months in foudre. Unfined. Unfiltered. Skin contact. Vegan.
    Notes Tense + White Pepper + Cherry
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