Founded in 1958, Domaine Mittnacht is a family-run estate led by the charming couple of Christophe and Yuka Mittnacht. They farm some of the finest vineyards around the town of Hunawihr. Christophe was an early pioneer of the biodynamic movement, believing that biologically complex, complete soils are essential for producing elegant and terroir driven wines. The domaine was officially certified biodynamic in 1999 – one of the very first in all of Alsace. Christophe believes in minimal intervention and letting the soil sing using neutral wood and tank to deliver spot-on, expressive and beautifully delicate wines. Christophe harvests balanced fruit and avoids the excesses of alcohol and residual sugar that mask the freshness and florality that makes Alsace so special.
Farming Practice: Certified Biodynamic
Made specifically for Sushi and Sashimi, this wine was created through the marriage of a French Winemaker and a Japanese Chef.
It is aromatic, dry and fresh to complement fish, with enough character to stand up to soy and wasabi. Our version of a Gentil, it is blended with over 50% of the four noble grape varieties (Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat); in this case the exact blend 40% Pinot Blanc, 30% Riesling, 10% Muscat, 10% Pinot Gris, and 10% Gewurztraminer.
“GYOTAKU” is a traditional Japanese art form created by pressing paper onto a fish covered in ink.