La Grange de l'oncle Charles Orange, Vin de France 2019
Jérôme François, the young star behind this delicious Gewurztraminer, set himself a goal, from his sommelier career to his life as winemaker, to show the outmost respect to earth and vine. From the outset, Jérôme chose healthy and environmentally friendly viticulture by converting the plots of the estate into organic farming. Improving the organic and microbial activity of soils is essential for respecting natural balances. Today he farms biodynamically, has horses and sheep co-working the vineyards, and increased his vine density to promote root exploration. His a winemaker to keep a watchful eye. As a pairing, Gewürztraminers tend to be dense and unctuous, paired with a rich tarte flambée made with ham and Gruyère would make a great Alsace inspired meal.
Pairing: Traditional Alsace cuisine. Northern Thai with tons of spice is also great.
Soil: Granite & Clay