Domaine Mittnacht Freresby Christophe Mittnacht
APPELLATION: AOC Alsace
Domaine Mittnacht is a family-run estate founded by brothers André and Louis in 1958. Currently led by Marc Mittnacht (son of André), the estate farms some of the finest vineyards in the commune of Hunawihr, one of the most beautiful villages in France.
The family was an early pioneer of the biodynamic movement, believing that biologically complex, complete soils are essential for producing elegant and terroir-driven wines. The domaine was officially certified biodynamic in 1999 – one of the very first in all of Alsace.
Domaine Mittnacht believes in minimal intervention and letting the soil sing using neutral wood and tank to deliver spot-on, expressive and beautifully delicate wines. They harvest balanced fruits and avoid excessive alcohol and residual sugar that mask the freshness and florality—traits that make Alsace wines so special.
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Alsace, along with Austria and Germany, is known for some of the best dry Rieslings, off-dry Pinot Gris, and aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. Almost all wines are produced under the three appellations of the region: Alsace AOC, Alsace Grand Cru AOC, and Crémant d'Alsace AOC, with no Vin de pays designation (a lower wine classification) unlike other French wine regions.
The geography is greatly influenced by mountains in the west and the Rhine river in the east. It’s a dry and sunny region where the valley shelter the wine growing area from rain and sea breeze, and its altitude gives a good balance between temperature, water outflow, and sunlight exposure.
Wines usually come in tall bottles called flûtes d’Alsace or “Rhine wine bottle,” a bottle style commonly used for German Riesling and other traditional whites.
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