Domaine Geschickt is an exciting producer from Ammerschwihr in Alsace just north of Colmar. The small village of Ammerschwihr lies in a beautiful valley and the town is surrounded by grape vines.
They produce some classic wines including an incredible Grand Cru as well as more modern styles of wine including a mind-blowing pet nat and some skin contact wines.
We will provide more information about this great new edition to our portfolio as the wines begin their journey to Australia.
The wines that we have ordered include:
Geschickt Vin d'Alsace Obi Wine Keno Bulle Pet Nat
This wine evokes images of Star Wars, a film that appeals to all generations and this wine will do the same. This wine has everthing. It is not sweet, the bead is fine, the acidity adds to the taste sensation without dominating and it lingers for a long time. It is made from Pinot Auxerrois. There are no added sulphites in this wine.
Geschickt NV Cremant d'Alsace Double Zero
A cremant sparkling wine which is called double zero because, as Aurelie Fayolle explained to us it has zero sulphites and zero added sugar (dosage). The grapes were picked by hand then pressed slowly in a pneumatic press. The first fermentation was entirely with natural yeasts. The wine was then bottled for the second fermentation and the wine was matured "sur latte" to gain extra complexity. No sulphites or sugar has been added to this wine at any time.
Geschickt Vin d'Alsace 'Phenix' Pinot Gris 2016
This is a skin contact (orange) wine made from Pinot Gris and a small amount of Gewurztraminer from the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru vineyard. Like the maceration Pinot Gris we import from Jean Ginglinger this one is a deep pinky orange colour. The maceration continued for one month which has nicely developed the colour and the tannin structure in this wine.
It will improve and soften over two or three days after opening making it a great wine for restaurants to pour by the glass.
Geschickt Vin d'Alsace Riesling 2016
This is a stunning Riesling of wonderful length and minerality made from grapes picked from various parcels near the villages of Birgele, Holderbaum and Prediger. It has gained complexity from fourteen months in foudre and old barriques. It was bottled without filtration, fining or the addition of sulphites.
Geschickt Vin d'Alsace Pino 2015
This is a blend of two Pinot grape varieties, namely Pinot Gris and Pinot Auxerrois.
Geschickt Grand Cru Kaefferkopf Riesling 2015
A Riesling hand harvested from the complex terroir of the Grand Cru Kaefferkopf vineyard where the vines are old and the yield is very low. The soils are granitic and limestone. It was aged for 14 months in foudre and old barriques.
Geschickt Vin d'Alsace Pinot Noir 2016
This beautiful Pinot Noir was macerated on skins for two weeks before pressing and then transfer to old wooden Burgundy barrels where it matured for 14 months.
Tasmanian Licence No: 58292
Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 it is an offence:
for alcohol to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years.
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units ($3,080 as at, July 2015)
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor.
Penalty: Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units ($1,540 as at, July 2015)