Jean-Pierre Frick is one of the Alsace pioneers in biodynamics. He converted in 1981 after having already turned to organics in 1970. Jean-Pierre and his wife Chantal had Demeter certification since 1990, and since 1999 they have even made some of their cuvees without any addition of sulphite. Their grape parcels are spread out across a 15km area, on several different terroirs, which allows them to produce a variety of Crus and grape varieties, though most are characterised by chalky soils. Their wines are never interfered with, just lightly filtered and bottled with an absolute minimum of sulphur. They are some of the best examples of Alsace wines we've come across - wines of real character and depth.
Harvesting is by hand, which is expensive, but is important for ‘the social side experienced during harvest and the search of quality through grape selection’. Pierre and his wife Chantal grow Riesling, Gerwurztraminer, Pinot Gris and a small planting of Pinot Noir. Several biodynamic preparations are made in accordance to the lunar calendar.