Schoenheitz... a whole promise is contained in this name which in Alsatian dialect, we...
Cave Materne Haegelin
Located in Orschwihr, in the heart of the Alsatian vineyard and supported by several generations of winegrowers...
Domaine François Schwach
Alsace, Crémant d'Alsace,Alsace,0,Alsace Grand Cru
Born in the middle of the vats, with a bunch of grapes in his hand, Sébastien succeeded his father in 2010....
Alsace, Alsace,Alsace Grand Cru,Crémant d'Alsace,0
But who is hiding behind the imposing Jean-Christophe Bott, and behind this Alsatian accent?....
70 plots of land managed on a case-by-case basis according to their characteristics and their terroir: madness or work of art? With all their talents as global citizens, Thomas and Paul Rieflé promote a philosophy where people and actions are at the heart of the creation of great wines...Lire plus Learn more
The roots of the Rieflé family go back very far in the history and culture of the Rhine. Its identity is based on the spirit of the beautiful winegrower's house built in Pfaffenheim in 1609, next to the magnificent church with a 13th century choir, a jewel of Romanesque architecture.
The first pages of contemporary history were written by Joseph Rieflé and his wife Madeleine Freytag. Since the 1980s, Annick and Jean-Claude Rieflé have been able to seize the opportunities offered by globalisation to introduce new consumers to the Alsace region.
The two sons of the Rieflé family, Thomas and Paul, joined the estate in 2010. The latter, sensitive to humanist and civic values, have decided to apply in concrete terms the famous quote from Saint-Exupéry: "we do not inherit the land of our ancestors, we borrow it from our children". In this spirit of respect for the land, they have therefore developed the entire vineyard into Organic Agriculture.
Being a winegrower in the 21st century means knowing how to preserve the human being and the precision of his actions at the heart of the creation of great wines. This approach to viticulture ultimately creates an identity that cannot be relocated and guarantees sustainability in a globalised world.
The vineyard is divided into more than 70 parcels treated on a case-by-case basis, according to their characteristics. The goal: to create a link between each cuvée and the terroir. To do this, the fragile balance of the soil must be preserved by alternating ploughing, natural grassing and composting.