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Camille Braun

Camille Braun Gewurtztraminer Lune

COLOUR: ORANGE

COUNTRY: FRANCE

REGION: ALSACE

BOTTLE SIZE: 75CL

WINEMAKER: CAMILLE BRAUN

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£34.00
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DETAILS

100% Gewurztrainer. Orange Wine. Selected Grand Cru fruit is destemmed by hand and left in a 1000 litre hopper for 18 days where an intracellular fermentation takes place. After this time the fruit is pressed in a basket press and added to the free run juice to finish fermentation in austrian oak demi muid for 8 months. No SO2 is added at any stage.

 

Alsace is perhaps every wine lovers must go-to destination. Vinously overwhelming and gastronomically enriched, the region sits with its back to France, leaning on the Vosges mountains and its guard up against the east, and the sense of history here is palpable. People are warm and friendly, the place feels organised and clean and once of the tourist routes, a sense of time moving slightly slower than everywhere else is seductive. 


Camille Braun, now in the third generation, own 18 hectares of biodynamically farmed vines around the village of Orschwihr to the south of Colmar. The houses sit in the lee of the Grand Ballon and Petit Ballon, the Vosges highest peaks, and to the south of Bollenburg, a long and unusual tongue that sits on a north south plain between the Vosges proper and the plains of the Rhine. The 18 hectares are splint up into over 30 parcels, principally on Bollenberg, but with a small parcel on Pfintsberg, the Grand Cru overlooking Bollenberg and planted on ‘Calcaire Gres and sandstone, and Kaefferkopf, a Grand Cru in the more northerly village of Katzenthal.

 

The wines are fermented in either large old Foudre and oak barrique, or in the cellar above ground in stainless steel. Macerations for the whites are generally 12 hours depending on vintage (as in 18) and for the reds, which naturally are quite full bodied this far south) have a short cuvaison and are aged in old barrique. Sulphur usage is always kept to minimum, if it is needed at all. Lune Rousse is a 10 day skin macerated wine which defies description, and as although only a handful of cases are made, is a must taste wine, and the ‘Nature’ wines have no added SO2.

SHIPPING & RETURNS

Birmingham deliveries

We offer FREE delivery for orders £40+ every Thursday & Saturday within a 10 miles radius of our Birmingham city centre venue (B55SL). We require orders by Wednesday for Thursday delivery, likewise Friday orders for Saturday delivery. For orders under £40 we charge £5 delivery within our 10 mile radius.

National deliveries outside Birmingham

We offer FREE UK delivery for all orders £75.00 or more. Orders placed before 10am on Monday will be delivered by Friday to addresses in mainland UK, providing the wines are in stock, with some postcode exceptions. Please note that orders placed online on Saturday or Sunday will be processed on Monday, for delivery by Friday the same week.
We have no minimum order, although there is a minimum delivery charge of £10.00 for orders under £75.00 in order to cover our logistical costs.
We try to ensure delivery within 5 working days, though your order will likely arrive sooner.
For orders under £75 we have worked hard to find the best price we can, bearing in mind that wine is both heavy and fragile. We use APC and DHL couriers who specialise in due care and diligence with fragile and liquids.

European and Worldwide Delivery

Please contact us direct for a quote. Given the complexity of shipping wine internationally we will provide a bespoke price based on requirements.

Bank Holidays

Our couriers do not operate over bank holidays, therefore additional time will be taken into account if an 'order to delivery window' is processed over a bank holiday.

Returns

We offer free replacement on all stock if proven to be damaged in transit.
If our products are proven to be out of condition on arrival we offer replacement stock to the same value.

 

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  • Camille Braun

    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

    Camille Braun

    Camille Braun founded the estate in the southern village of Orschwihr, Alsace France in the 1960s with 5 hectares of vineyards planted in and around the village. The fruit was always hand harvested and fermented in his cellar in the village, and his simple, delicate approach to winemaking suited the warmer, limestone rich soils his vines were planted on. His son, Christophe took the reins in the late 80’s taking the step to turn al his vineyards over to biodynamic viticulture. He also bought carefully chosen parcels including vines in the Grand Cru of Pfingstberg a village slope of 350m, with a south east facing slope, soil of limestone and sandstone; -Lippelsberg: at the bottom of the Pfingstberg, limestone and clay soil; and Kaefferkopf planted in 2006, around the village of Ammerschwihr and granitic soil with different expositions. They also have a small parcel in Bollenberg, a small hill separated from the Vosges mountains, which has an amazing, and rare, amalgamation of different soils and substrata (a clay-limestone hill and on the top some hand pebbles and sand) and is worked by horse only.The number of wines produced almost represent each parcel (over 30 covering 15 hectares) and we will be starting with just a handful which we feel show off the wonderful expression of fruit and quality of winemaking as much as the terroir. We will introduce more of the wines over the course of 2019, including the sweet wines and Grand Cru. The Edelzwicker is a blend of virtually all the varieties but principally Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. Tschaumer is a parcel selected wine located on limestone with some light clay soil. Effenberg is also a parcel selected wine from clay and limestone soil, and from old vines. Uffholz is a parcel selection of the village in which most of their Pinot Gris vines lie.
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