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Domaine Rietsch

Jean-Pierre & Sophie Rietsch

51 158 8545 KM

Domaine Rietsch

Our family is established in Mittelbergheim since the 17th century, and has been practicing professions linked to art since that time. the vineyard, the cooperage to; viticulture. At the beginning of the 1970s, Pierre and Doris Rietsch created the estate that bears their name by transforming their operation then oriented towards mixed farming into a purely wine business. The domain is today managed by Jean-Pierre Rietsch and his wife Sophie, assisted by Pierre-Etienne Grieshaber.

The estate works in partnership with La Main Verte, an adapted company whose teams participate in manual work in the vines, from pruning to trellising. Although withdrawn In charge of operations, Pierre Rietsch remains present throughout the year and continues to contribute to the various tasks. It is in this family spirit that we welcome our visitors, when they come for a tasting and a discovery of our cellar, in which the tuns which have been in place for three generations are still in use . The vineyard.

In 2008, we made the choice of environmentally friendly viticulture by converting our estate to one of the best wineries in the world. organic farming. Grassing, surface tillage and sowing of green manure are the centerpieces of our farming management. They allow you to the flora and native fauna to create a balanced environment and to promote the expression of the terroir. Our wines are made at the same time. made from grapes grown without chemicals. During the harvest, entirely manual, the grapes are sorted on the plot then pressed whole in order to avoid the effects of crushing.

All our work on grapes and juices is carried out directly. gently: the juices are extracted from the bunches in a pneumatic press at a high speed. low pressure, over a fairly long period, from 5 to 5 12 hours, so that the press is already working. like a filter, which will limit the extraction of mud. This set of precautions aims to do not strip the juices of their substance. The musts are then aged in slow and natural fermentation, over a period of 5 to 10 days. 24 months depending on the case, depending on the case; from their native yeasts which feed on the material preserved in the juices. No addition of sugar, no correction of acidity, no fining: our interventions during aging are limited to the strict minimum, in order not to disturb the character of the wine and to allow it to to best express its characteristics, grape variety and terroir. At the end of the fermentation process, certain wines are stabilized by filtration and the addition, if necessary, of very low doses of sulfur in order to treat possible bacterial problems.

Over the last ten years, our approach has become increasingly involved in the production of natural wines. Behind this name, which is not yet regulated by any legislation, our practice is simple: it assumes upstream an approach that is as respectful as possible of the vines and the land, which are worked without pesticides, without waste. synthetic sherbants, fertilizers, insecticides and antifungals, and wine breeding without the use of any inputs. This approach first requires trusting the world. its raw material. It requires, at agrave; all stages of wine aging, great attention to the winemaking process. The outfit The air is tested before bottling to ensure that the wine can resist over time. Less tense than sulphitated wines, these natural wines are fluid, balanced, relaxed. Their perception in the mouth is particularly sensual and fleshy. Some tasters talk about their particular « drinkability » : these are gourmet wines, of great purity. of taste on the palate, to which we want to return.

We are also experimenting with new winemaking processes, mainly in two directions: the production of maceration wines ('orange' wines) and the production of a perpetual vintage. For certain vintages, we allow the grapes to macerate in the juice in order to extract the coloring matter and tannins. This process brings structure to aromatic wines, such as Muscats, Pinot Gris or Gewurztraminers which sometimes lack acidity. and which are traditionally vinified into semi-dry or sweet wines. Maceration helps stabilize the wines naturally and modifies their aromatic and taste register, renewing the perception that we can have of these grape varieties. We also develop a perpetual cuvée, by blending old vintages with juices from the last harvest, with the aim of combining the liveliness of the wine. and the freshness of the wine of the year with aging juices with an already unique taste. posed and more complex.

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Wines at Domaine Rietsch

White Wines

C'est un Blanc, C'est un Rietsch (litre) - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
C'Est Un Blanc, C'Est Un Rietsch (Litre)
Auxerrois, Sylvaner, Riesling
AOC Alsace
Entre Chien et Loup - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Entre Chien Et Loup
Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois
AOC Alsace
Murmure - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Murmure
Muscat
AOC Alsace
Gewürztraminer Vendages Tardives - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Gewürztraminer Vendages Tardives
Gewürztraminer
AOC Alsace
Vilain Petit Canard 2013 - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Vilain Petit Canard 2013
Gewürztraminer
AOC Alsace
Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes
Sylvaner
AOC Alsace
Sylvaner Litre 2014 - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Sylvaner Litre 2014
Sylvaner
AOC Alsace
Riesling Litre - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Riesling Litre
Riesling
AOC Alsace
Pinot Noir Vieille Vigne - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pinot Noir Vieille Vigne
Pinot Noir
AOC Alsace
Stierkopf (rouge) - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Stierkopf (Rouge)
Pinot Noir
AOC Alsace

@jhb

Pinot Noir - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir
AOC Alsace

@Sabine

Tout Rouge Litre - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Tout Rouge Litre
Pinot Noir
AOC Alsace

@fredericoger

Buberi - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Buberi
Sylvaner, Auxerrois, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muscat, Gewurztraminer
AOC Alsace

@rbrlt

Pinot Noir (2019 NEW LABEL ) - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch -2019
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pinot Noir (2019 New Label ) -2019
Pinot Noir
AOC Alsace
Tout Rouge - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Tout Rouge
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris
AOC Alsace

@michov

Orange Wines

Demoiselle - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Demoiselle
Gewürztraminer
AOC Alsace
Pas a Pas - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pas A Pas
Savagnin Rose
AOC Alsace

@yaasuuday

Quand le Chat N'Est Pas Là - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Quand Le Chat N'Est Pas Là
Pinot Gris
AOC Alsace
Coquette - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Coquette
Gerwurztraminer, Riesling
AOC Alsace

@loic

Les Mains Libres - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch -2020
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Les Mains Libres -2020
Savignin Rose
AOC Alsace

@sushimafia

Quelqu’un - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch -2018
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Quelqu’Un -2018
Sylvaner
AOC Alsace

@yeulmah

Pas a Pas - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch -2021
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Pas A Pas -2021
Savagnin Rose
AOC Alsace
Quand le Chat N'Est Pas Là - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch -2022
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Quand Le Chat N'Est Pas Là -2022
Pinot Gris
AOC Alsace

Sparkling wines

Crémant D'Alsace Extra-Brut Nature - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Crémant D'Alsace Extra-Brut Nature
Auxerrois, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
AOC Crémant d'Alsace
Crémant D'Alsace Extra Brut - Domaine Rietsch - jean-pierre-sophie-rietsch
WINE MADE BY A NATURAL WINEMAKER
Crémant D'Alsace Extra Brut
Auxerrois, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
AOC Crémant d'Alsace

@wine.clement

Rosé Wines

No rose wines at the moment.

 

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