Domaine Gross is located in Gueberschwihr, a charming medieval and wine-growing village.
Its history is recent since it was Vincent’s grandfather who founded the farm at the end of the 50s with 2ha of vines. His father, Rémy took over in 1981 and Vincent started in 2006 by applying the principles of biodynamics.
Today, father and son farm 10 ha, just enough to “stay a winemaker” and continue to warmly welcome his customers.
The estate extends over the Goldert Grand Cru and many more or less deep terroirs, especially limestone and clay.
The Gross family practices Poussard pruning, weaving the vines and seeks to preserve the soil and the vine. The harvest is manual with a rigorous sorting so that the terroir expresses itself fully.
Vincent has sought to reduce the doses of sulfur on his wines but the generosity of his soils has been a problem for him; he had to produce drier wines.
It was during a tasting at a colleague from the Bas Rhin that Vincent discovered orange wines.
In the process, he starts!
First on a small quantity in 2016 but the wines intrigue and the demand becomes stronger.
With macerations, winemaking is more frank and serene. The wines are dry and express the terroir. They have chew and salinity… as well as an inimitable aromatic palette!
Freshly harvested grapes are gently pressed over 6 to 18 hours. The extracted juice is put in vats or foudre to ferment with the native yeasts. Breeding is then done over 6 to 12 months.
In the end, unfiltered wines, not sulphited, without any input on its macerations.
Glou-glou wines, fresh, expressive, easy to drink with friends ;d local, gastronomic and saline wines.
The goal, to produce natural wines, generous, without artifice, in the image of the family.