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Alsace Cru Terroir

  • Sager + Wilde | Paradise Row 250 Paradise Row London E2 9LE UK (map)

Why bother?

We are bringing you a whole host of winemakers for this event, check out the wineries below.  We will be pouring from magnums and pricing the wine around £5 a glass so it's a great bargain and chance to try some tasty Alsace wines. At this price maybe you could have one of each? I mean it is a Sunday....

 

Domaine Bott-Geyl

Jean-Christophe Bott and his ancestors have been winegrowers in Beblenheim in Alsace in France since 1795.  Jean-Christophe has been responsible for Domaine Bott-Geyl since 1993, transitioning the vineyards to organic in 2000 and then biodynamic in 2002.

In the vineyards he concentrates on low yields and in the cellars he oversees the vinification in the most natural and minimalist manner. The whole art is to bring together tradition and modernity, to perpetuate the vignoble for posterity and to protect its ecology.

Today, Domaine Bott-Geyl has the good fortune to tend 15 hectares of vines including 6 Grands Crus and 4 Lieux-Dits. They strive to bring out the natural and unique qualities of each of the terroirs and to conduct the vinification to show the unique character of each wine.

The Domaine consists of 80 parcels spread out over seven communes from Ribeauvillé to Kientzheim in the heart of the region nicknamed the “the Pearls of Alsace”.

 

Domaine André Kientzler

The Kientzler Vineyard has been handed down from father to son over five generations, sustaining their passion for outstanding dry and gastronomic wines. Grown with great respect of land and environment, our vines cover 13,8 hectares including 4,4 hectares of land classified Grand Crus, spread over the villages of Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Hunawihr and Riquewihr.

 

Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss

The winery is located in Andlau, in Alsace, between Strasbourg and Colmar, in the area called "Piemont des Vosges". Nestled at the bottom of the mountains, the vineyard has the benefice of a continental climate and the soils are based on a mosaic of terroirs which are completely different from each other in term of geology : pink sandstone (g.c. Wibelsberg), black slate (g.c. Kastelberg and blue slate (Clos du Val d'Eléon and Clos Rebberg) and marls and limestone (g.c. Moenchberg). 

Marc Kreydenweiss transmitted his passion of the wine, terroirs and biodynamical to his children. Antoine Kreydenweiss took over the management of the vineyard in 2007. He is accompanied by his wife Charlotte, their daughters Zoe, Lilou and Leonie, the whole team and his horse. Together they show the same passion : create wines with personality and reveal soul of each terroir.

 

Domaine Albert Mann

The Domaine Albert Mann is located in Wettolsheim, village on the Alsace wine road, next to Colmar. The brothers, Maurice and Jacky Barthelmé, assisted by Marie-Claire and Marie-Thérèse, manage the family estate. Together, they exploit 23 ha of vineyards which are situated on 9 villages.

Since 2000, all wines are certified in organic culture by Ecocert. They begin first experimentation culture biodynamic in 1997, over the years, the entire of the domain is cultivated in this philosophy and since 2010, all wines are controlled and certified Biodyvin by Ecocert.

Our estate wants to produce a wine in harmony with the nature. The soil and the vine are our capital. The wine-growers are themselves the basement ; they have to continue and to valorise the work of their ancestors.

 

Domaine Meyer-Fonne

Meyer-Fonne is a family business working 15 hectares in Katzenthal. Félix Meyer is the third generation of winemaker. The wineyard covers seven communes,  five grands crus and for lieux-dits. The nature of the soils, the relief of the land and level of exposure are thereford very varied. Our task is to adapt our work to the nature of each parcelle or plot of land in order to obtain the best out of each.

 

Domaine Weinbach

Established as a Capuchin monastery in 1612, Domaine Weinbach is a family Domaine run by Catherine Faller and her sons Eddy and Théo, and considered as one of the finest estates in France. The 72 acres of Domaine Weinbach are some of the finest vineyards on the hills and valley of Kaysersberg. They include the prestigious Grands Crus Schlossberg, Furstentum, Mambourg and Marckrain, as well as the renowned Altenbourg and Clos des Capucins, each of which imparts its individual character to the wines. All of the Domaine’s wines are produced from estate grown grapes. Great care is taken to ensure that quality and terroir authenticity are first achieved in the vineyards. Biodynamic and organic viticulture, low yields, hand picking of grapes at their optimum maturity, and slow, natural yeast fermentations in ancient, large oak casks, all contribute to the intensity, complexity, balance and finesse of the wines.

 

Earlier Event: February 18
Rajat Parr and Pax Mahle
Later Event: April 26
Jerome Prevost Dinner