Piri Wein has been run by Christine Pieroth’s family since 1781, in the Nahe region of Germany in Burg Layen. Christine decided to split off her line of wine under the Piri Naturel label, to show a distinction between the classic wines her family continues to make and her own line, focused on organic viticulture and natural methods in the cellar. Christine has been inspired by her own work in her vegetable gardens, and is becoming more and more interested in biodyanamic practices. Christine works only with wild yeast, never fines or filters, and adds either zero or very low amounts of sulfur. Her labels show local flora that she collected in or around her vineyard sites, handprinted on fabric, and that had digitized to make the labels
Age of Vines: 40 years
Soil: Devonian Slate
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and direct pressed for fermentation in stainless steel without temperature control. The wine is transferred to bottle before fermentation is complete so it can finish as pet-nat. The wine is not disgorged.