Christophe Lindenlaub 'Matin Fou' 2018
Origin: Alsace, France
Christophe Lindenlaub's wines smack of so much vivacity, they might have you believe the domaine is fresh on the scene. Yet their roots speak to a long lineage of Alsatian farming, spanning all the way back to 1759. It wasn't until 1986 that the family decided to stop raising livestock such as cows. In the 70s, Christophe's father Jacques decided to start bottling the estate. Christophe officially arrived in 1999 to take account of things and decide on a direction for the domaine with his father. Finally, in 2009, they concluded that organic wine was the way to go - becoming certified in 2012.
Winemaking the Lindenlaub way is about pursuing "osmosis" with nature, with a healthy dose of vim and vigor. This is a whimsical, skin contact Silvaner with hazy pale lemon vibes. Notes of pear and quince, minerals and almonds. Ideal as "breakfast wine" or for afternoon delight!