Domaine Sipp Mack - Alsace Mixed Case - Naturally!
Jacques and Laura Sipp are two of the world's most lovely people and they're making some of the world's greatest wines too. Based in the picturesque village of Hunawihr, they own 22 hectares of vineyard all within 4 kilometres of the winery, and all farmed organically, respecting nature and rejecting the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
The wines are simply stunning, packed with pure fruit flavours backed by good minerality imparted from the soil structure. Each one is so typical of the grape variety used whilst never covering the signature of origin.
Truly great wines from a truly great couple, the mixed case comprises one bottle each for the 6 bottle case and two bottles each for the 12 bottle case of:
Domaine Sipp Mack Pinot Blanc Tradition
Sipp Mack Pinot Blanc is open and fresh on the nose, with aromas of acacia flowers. Rich, floral flavours mix with peach and pear fruit and very food friendly thanks to its lovely balance. Although not as aromatic as some other Alsatian grape varieties, Pinot Blanc is loved by many as it is something of a chameleon grape, providing an easy drinking wine that adapts well to many types of dishes.
Domaine Sipp Mack Gewurztraminer Tradition
Sipp Mack Gewurztraminer Tradition shows rich varietal character on the nose and the palate, with notes of violets, rose, lychee and spice. Smooth and amply rich on the palate, with fine acid balance. Long, aromatic finish. Full bodied, but not at all overblown. The epitome of Gewürztraminer and organic too. A very fine wine that's very affordable. Gewurztraminer is perhaps the most aromatic of the Alsace grape varieties, with a concentrated nose and tons of flavour on the palate. This really sums up what top quality Gewürztraminer should be and is packed with the rose petal and lychee notes.
Domaine Sipp Mack Pinot Gris Tradition
Sipp Mack Pinot Gris Tradition is pale yellow with golden highlights. Nuances of toast and smoke on the nose, backed by honeyed white fruits and a touch of something more earthy. Rich on the palate with delicious fruit, a hint of white pepper spice and a perfect balancing acidity plus the faintest suggestion of sweetness on the finish. Rich, ripe and spicy, it might share a familial resemblance to Pinot Grigio but it is a mile apart stylistically speaking. Truly wonderful.
Domaine Sipp Mack Riesling Tradition
Sipp Mack Riesling Tradition has great backbone thanks to the mineral soils of Hunawihr. These impart a slightly stoney finish which is a great partner to the bright, green apple fruit. With time this will develop the toasty and petrol notes so typical of the grape variety, but for now it is fresh as a daisy. The Sipp Mack Tradition wines are mostly from lower vineyard slopes and young vines. They are purposely designed to be enjoyed as classic examples of their grape varieties providing appealing and convivial pleasure.
Domaine Sipp Mack Riesling grand Cru Rosacker
Sipp Mack Riesling Grand Cru Rosacker is developing well already. This is a textured, steely, mouth-watering and very mineral wine that also has rich, honeyed stone fruits giving the wine weight and density. Baked apple, fennel and smoky notes, along with a racy acidity, lend freshness and spice. Riesling from the Grand Cru Rosacker vineyard in Hunawihr represents the height of gastronomic balance and can easily be aged for 15 years or longer. This is drinking to perfection at present and will delight many differing palates.
Domaine Sipp Mack Pinot Noir Vieille Vignes
This fantastic organic Pinot Noir is a real favourite of ours. It has a delightful, bright ruby colour in the glass, the nose is plentiful in cherry fruit and on the palate it is soft, well fruited and velvety with a long and aromatic finish. A true masterpiece from Jacques Sipp that will delight all lovers of high quality Pinot Noir. For those of us that admire elegance in a wine, this is just the ticket. That's not to say that it lacks power, but rather finesse and elegance are the watchwords. To enjoy it at its best, try to serve it cool (about 12 to 15 degrees) but not heavily chilled.