Single Vineyard, Lieu-dit ‘Berg‘
AOC Alsace Riesling
Grape variety: Riesling
Terroir: Located in the village of Reichsfeld, on the only strip of blue schist in Alsace, this plot lies on a unique subsoil that dates back to the Precambrian (over 542 million years ago). The fairly deep soils and south-facing hillsides lend the wines from the Berg vineyard their exceptionally fruity character, minerality and freshness.
Harvesting: The grapes are harvested by hand into 20kg boxes.
Vinification: Vinification starts with a long pressing, then a static cold settling is carried out. Fermentation takes place thanks to native yeasts. Malolactic fermentation is complete. The wines from Domaine de Schieferkopf undergo full malolactic fermentation and are characterized by their late ripening terroir which enhances the complexity and round structure of our wines. The malolactic fermentation brings out the minerality from the blue schist terroir.
Maturing: The wine is aged for 15 months in big casks (foudres).
Colour: Gold with greenish highlights.
Nose: Fine with notes of mirabelle-plum, fresh citrus: tangerine, grapefruit, with menthol and celery notes.
Palate: Slender and crisp on the palate. This wine has a weave of salty bitters underscored by a dash of minerality. This wine develops its full complexity 4-5 years after bottling.
Organically Certified: since vintage 2014.