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|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Certified Biodynamic, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan|
Red wine from Alsace? Yes please! The Rhine that separates France from Germany flows between two natural barriers: the hills of the Black Forest to the east and the Vosges mountains to the west. The town of Dambach-la-Ville, where the Frey family has cultivated grapes since the 18th century, backs up to the foothills of the Vosges at the western edge of the plain stretching down to the river. On an east-facing slope protected from the prevailing wind, with granite soils that force the vines to send roots deep into the soil for nutrients, the area’s vineyards are very well situated. Local legend has it that it was an enterprising bear who first discovered the region’s grapes, in the forest above the medieval town; the bear remains the symbol of Dambach-la-Ville. The Frey family carries on the region’s centuries-old winemaking tradition, while at the same time forging their own path with their commitment to sustainable agriculture. The Maison Charles Frey was one of the first producers in Alsace to convert to organic farming practices, in 1996, and they have since achieved biodynamic certification. Subtle aromatics of rose petal and herbs frame bright red cherry flavors, with a lasting fruity finish. Certified biodynamic, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.