Producer: Buecher Family (Amelie, Cecile, Yves, Nelly)
Farming: Biodynamic (Demeter), Natural Website: www.vignobledes2lunes.fr
Vignobles des 2 Lunes is a fourteen hectare Demeter-certified estate in the heart of the Alsatian wine country. Owned and operated by the Buecher family for seven generations, sisters Amelie and Cecile Buecher have brought their own unique vision to the domaine; walking a fine line between a drive for modernization and respect for antiquity.
Amelie and Cecile have moved to protect the environment of their vines. In 1997 they stopped spraying with pesticides and achieved biodynamic certification in 2007. All vineyard work is done by hand and grapes are brought to the winery in small ¼ ton bins where they undergo a gentle overnight pressing, feed by gravity directly into concrete fermentation tanks below the crush pad.
In cellar, the vision of the domaine is to preserve the work that has been done in the vineyard; native yeasts for all fermentations with no additions or manipulations of any kind, only a small amount of sulfur is added at bottling. Some whites, namely Pinot Blanc and Riesling, as well as the majority of the reds, are aged in large 1,000 liter foudre for nine to ten months before bottling in accordance with the lunar calendar.
In addition to these classic Alsation wines, Amelie and Cecile have added a unique emphasis to the domaine, on sparkling wine! Looking towards the model of small growers in Champagne, the cremants of 2 Lunes are light and ethereal, characterized by freshness, strong mineral tension and finishing in a very dry style. All the sparkling wines made at the domaine are vintage dated and very low in dosage; the non-dosage blanc de noirs “Clair de Lune” is quickly becoming a staff favorite at Langdon Shiverick for its complexity, pedigree, and value. In order to guarantee cremants of only the highest quality, all riddling and racking is done in house.