Just a few weeks in the past, beneath the primary full moon of 2023, I gathered with a few mates for a night of intention setting. In between studying tarot playing cards and howling on the moon, we popped open just a few bottles of wine. The standout of the night was Les Vins Pirouettes “Eros de Vincent,” a beautiful bottle of orange wine from Alsace. A frontrunner in biodynamic winemaking within the area, Christian Binner created the collaborative venture Les Vins Pirouettes amongst a gaggle of younger Alsatian winegrowers, with deliciously intriguing outcomes.
Whether or not you’re cautious of skin-contact wines or already a faithful drinker, Les Vins Pirouettes “Eros de Vincent” hits the mark. Made with a mix of pinot gris, riesling, and auxerrois, the wine is fermented on the skins for 25 days, adopted by eight months of growing older in oak. The result’s each richly complicated and vibrant, with sufficient tart funk to please orange wine lovers, however crisp and contemporary sufficient to tempt these in any other case averse. Aromas of baked fruit and spice carry by way of to flavors of juicy citrus and tropical fruit. Decidedly easy-drinking, the “Eros de Vincent” makes for a superb pairing with cheese platters and full-moon rituals. $29.99, sf.flatiron-wines.com