DOMAINE PIERRE FRICK
The Pierre Frick Estate has had close ties with the wine area for twelve generations. The vineyards make up a sort of patchwork with a dozen calcareous dominated local soils over a 15 km span. The Bergweingarten, Bihl, Rot Murlé, Strangenberg each reveal distinctive soil tastes. The Steinert, Vorbourg and Eichberg Grands Crus are our most famous soils.
They have practiced organic farming in their vineyards since 1970 and biodynamic farming since 1981. By applying biodynamic preparations, the earth’s, the plants’ receptivity develops, with regard to their environment : soil, climate, solar and lunar rythms, etc.
Grapes are picked and selected by hand. The juice is fermented using only indigenous yeasts. Because there is no added sugar (chaptalisation), no correction to acidity levels, no physical treatment, each cuvee is a faithful and balanced reflection of the vineyard site, the vintage and the treatment of the vines during the year. First sulfur free wines in 1999. Today 90 % of the wines are bottled sulfur free.
„We do not “make” the wines, rather we allow them to develop their own lively, healthy and authentic character“- they said.