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The general Lardot aesthetic though, is wines of a gauzy, satiny texture. The Pinot Noir is brisk and alpine. All the wines have a meditative, glowing, whispering sorta feel to them, presenting the Mosel not as a lighting bolt, but as a misty, soulful, contemplative place, deep with mineral and mystery.
Philip is a young dude – he did his first harvest in the Mosel in 2013 with Clemens Busch and quickly decided to quit his job back in Amsterdam and return to work in the Mosel with Clemens through 2014. Philip’s own wines are wines of exploration, wines that push and pull expectations of what the Mosel is, or can be. He is working in the more “natural wine” vein. Though not every grape is certified organic, obviously the use of any insecticides or pesticides is simply a no-go and nearly everything is as close as you can get to organic, or, just straight-up organic. In the cellar, all the fermentations are natural and Philip does not block malolactic fermentation, which is a bit unique in the Mosel. To some extent, that signature Mosel acidity and form, that ultra-linear, lime-green acid-shockwave comes from blocking malolactic. His argument against blocking malo has a good amount of logic though: the Mosel is cool climate, producing high acidities to begin with. Then you have a grape like Riesling which has one of the highest levels of natural acidity of any grape. Why do you want to block malolatic to accentuate the acidity more? (The answer, of course, is to accentuate the acidity even more!) But blocking malolactic can require a bit more S02, some filtering and the like, so Philip just leaves the wines alone, on their full lees, for quite some time, until bottling. Some wines are lightly filtered; most see just a little bit of S02 at bottling only.
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