This is the producer that made us take on a new distributor. It's not everyday that we say to ourselves that we're willing to add another character to the long list of characters that we meet with to taste wine. Yet, our first Barth wine made our mind up. How could we pass on this delicious wine? He not only makes muscat, but riesling, pinot gris, and gewurztraminer. Wow! He's not only organic, but has almost the lowest yields of anyone in Alsace! Double wow!
We love the labels, the thought and the wine. Laurent impresses us on so many levels. With spring approaching and all those lovely smells of Crocuses, Narcissus and Hyacinth it got us thinking about riesling, sylvaner and pinot blanc. No one expresses them quite like Laurent Barth.
So! Without further ado we bring you the beautiful cuvée Racines Métisses from Barth. It is a blend of the afore mentioned riesling, sylvaner and pinot blanc. All hand harvested, all organic viticulture. The nose is filled with the wild smells of honey and citrus. The palate is filled with fresh apple flavors, racy acidity and persistent length. It's just waiting for some cheese and salume.
Barth Vin d'Alsace "Racines Métisses" 2011 $17/btl