Lieu-Dit Berg Riesling 2018, Sélections Parcellaires, Alsace
This Riesling has notes of mirabelle-plum, fresh citrus, tangerine, grapefruit with menthol and celery notes. It is slender and crisp on the palate, with a weave of salty bitters underscored by a dash of minerality
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.
The beginning of the 2017-2018 winter was relatively mild with temperatures around 0/-1°C at the beginning of January. Spring too was full of surprises, with early bud-break (mid-April), the vines started to grow, helped by warm damp weather. As in 2017, summer brought with it a real heatwave but summer rain allowed the grape to develop normally, giving us some clues about a promising harvest in terms of quality and quantity.
The grapes are harvested by hand into 20kg boxes. 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. The wine is aged for 15 months in big casks (foudres).
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses