Domaine Pierre Frick

Alsace, France

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5 Rue de Baer
Pfaffenheim, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, France

 

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Domaine Pierre Frick

Introducing Domaine Pierre Frick

Farming organically since 1970, and biodynamically since 1981, Pierre Frick, who once dreamed of becoming an ecologist, is passionately committed to improving and maintaining the health of his vines and land. Located in Alsace between Colmar and Guebwiller, Frick farms 12ha of vineyards (1/3 of which are rented) that are spread out across 15 kilometers.

With a dozen different soils that are predominantly calcareous, Frick has holdings in Steinert, Vorbourg and Eichberg Grand Crus, each with a specific microclimate. By choosing to hand harvest with local grape pickers, Frick is unwilling to sacrifice the social and cultural component of the harvest.

In the cellar, Frick stopped chaptalization of most of their wines in 1980, and of all of their wines in 1988. Employing natural yeasts only, Frick will jumpstart a stalled fermentation by topping off the cask. To better develop an Alsatian character, they let the wines lie on its fine lees for 5 to 9 months, in oak casks that are up to a century old, without any additional stirring.
Since 1999, they have vinified 2 or 3 wines without adding any sulphur--sans soufre--because says Frick, "Sulfur free wines have more surface tension." Forever a purist, Frick uses bottle caps in lieu of cork to avoid cork taint, arguing that all Champagne is kept under cap prior to disgorgement.