Jean-Pierre Rietsch and his sister Annelise took over the Alsace winery from their parents, which only started just to make wine in the seventies. Before it was a traditional farm growing different grains and tobacco. Since 2009 they are fully certified organic and have tried making more and more natural wine. There are a few outstanding low intervention winemakers in the region and Jeanne-Pierre is definitely one of them.
This Cremant is an absolute lively and unique sparkling wine comparable to many of the best Champagnes out there. The base wine from the 2014 harvest sits for 12 months in barrels is then added with the 2015 juice to the bottle to start the secondary fermentation and make it into sparkling wine which means no sugar, yeast or sulfites are added. It's easy to pair these apple and citrus aromas with many appetizers, but this should also be great with a lighter Japanese dinner.