Jean-Pierre, Chantal and Thomas FRICK
winemaker Jean-Pierre Frick
City: Pfaffenheim (68)
Grape varieties : riesling, pinot blanc, sylvaner, gewurztraminer, muscat, pinot noir, pinot gris, auxerrois, chasselas
Surface Winery : 12 ha
Certification: Organic (Ecocert) and biodynamic (Demeter)
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The Winery Pierre Frick located in the commune of Pfaffenheim in Alsace is one of the pioneers of natural wine in France.
Winery family for 12 generations, it is now managed by Jean-Pierre and Chantal accompanied by their son Thomas. The vineyard has 12 hectares of vines including a dozen or so of predominantly limestone terroir, Bihl, Rot Murlé, Bergweingarten, Lerchenberg, Carrières Strangenberg and 3 grands crus: Steinert, Vorbourg and Eichberg.
During the 1970s, when almost all French vineyards were tending towards industrialisation and the bludgeoning of the soil with large amounts of chemicals, Winery Pierre Frick converted to organic farming against all odds.
Then in "the concern to increase the vitality of the soils, the vines and the wines" Jean Pierre has been cultivating his vines in Biodynamics since 1981 (Demeter certified). "The application of this more global approach to the life of the soil and the vine recommended by biodynamics has transformed our vineyard".
All these efforts bring a better harmony in the vegetative cycle of the vines, which are thus better prepared for diseases such as grey rot. Moreover, this balance of the plant allows it to reach optimal ripeness for the grapes, resulting in juice of superb quality revealing a greater expression of the terroir.
"Biodynamics is a way forward for agriculture in general. »
In addition to the various biodynamic preparations (500 and 501) used to energize the vineyard, the Frick's use a little Bordeaux mixture to protect themselves from Mildew.
Soil tillage consists of ridging to protect against frost, followed by scraping and light scraping to aerate the soil without damaging it. This is followed by natural grassing from spring to autumn.
"In the cellar, we don't make, we age authentic, healthy, lively wines."
In the winery, you will have understood it, the Fricks remain on the same philosophy: NATURE!
Since 1999, Winery has been offering vinified, matured and bottled vintages without added sulphites. We might as well tell you that they know what they've been doing all along.
A very beautiful Winery and superb natural wines, all that remains is to indulge oneself.