2020 Jean Ginglinger Riesling Paradies13351
WINEMAKER: Jean-François Ginglinger
REGION: Alsace, FR
VITICULTURE: Certified Biodynamic
"The first vintage of this cuvée, Riesling Paradies is made from 60 year old vines from the Grand Cru Pfingstberg in the village of Orschwihr. These vines have been retrieved over the past year by Jean’s son, who has now started working with the family. The soil is Grèseux, which is one of the translations for the word sandstone. The wine was aged in foudre on fine lees." - Living Wines
Jean-François Ginglinger, son of Jean-Louis Ginglinger, is a producer of natural wines who is based in the central Alsace village of Pfaffenheim which lies 12 kilometres south of Colmar where he cares for 6.5 hectares of prime sites including two parcels in the Grand Cru vineyards of Steinert and Pfingstberg which is near the village of Orschwihr (which, in turn, is half way between Colmar and Mullhouse). The family are not recent arrivals having been involved in viticulture here since 1610!!!