Monday, July 16, 2018

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Domaine Rieflé-Landmann in Pfaffenheim, Alsace, with Paul Rieflé - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: Paul Rieflé of Domaine Rieflé-Landmann, Alsace, with Robyn Bancroft and Annette Schiller

Earlier this year, Jean-Claude Rieflé of Domaine Rieflé-Landmann, Alsace, spent a week in the Washington DC area "to work the market". Annette and I attended a fabulous winemaker dinner with Jean-Claude Rieflé at Bart Vandaele's Belga Café on Capitol Hill as well as a winetasting at McLean Wine Outlet in McLean, Virginia. At these encounters we agreed with Jean-Claude Rieflé that on the forthcoming ombiasy tour to Alsace, we would visit him. And we did. Unfortunately, Jean-Claude could not meet us when we visited as he was on a sales trip. Instead, his son Paul took care of us.

Pictures: Annette Schiller, Christian Schiller, Jean-Claude Rieflé of Domaine Rieflé-Landmann in Pfaffenheim, Alsace, and Chef Bart Vandaele at Belga Café. See: Winemaker Dinner with Jean-Claude Rieflé of Domaine Rieflé-Landmann, Alsace, at Bart Vandaele's Belga Café on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA/ Alsace

We started the visit with a tour of the cellar, where Paul Rieflé was cleaning the barrels. We continued with a tasting of the Rieflé wines and were joined by Paul. Before leaving, we spent a few minutes in the vineyard with Paul Rieflé.

Pictures: Welcome at Domaine Rieflé-Landmann

Domaine Rieflé-Landmann

Viticulture has been a Rieflé family affair for 6 generations, since 1850. From the 1980s, Annick and Jean-Claude Rieflé were at the helm. They were joined at the domaine by their sons, Thomas and Paul, in 2009 and 2010, respectively. Thomas manages the vineyard and Paul is in charge of sales and marketing. Recently, the Rieflé family took over the vineyards of Seppi Landmann and renamed the estate to Domaine Rieflé-Landmann. The vineyard area totals 23 hectares, including a plot in the Grand Cru vineyard Steinert.

Picture: Domaine Rieflé-Landmann

Domaine Rieflé-Landmann (Stephan Reinhard/ Robert Parker)

Stephan Reinhard (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate): Domaine Rieflé-Landmann is the new name of the former Domaine Rieflé, which is located in a beautiful old winemaker's house that was built in Pfaffenheim, Southern Alsace, in 1609. That's because the Rieflé family took over the vineyards from the vigneron and bon vivant Seppi Landmann, a living legend who started his late winemaking career in 1982 without owning a winery. Landmann had rented a cellar in Soultzmatt where he produced some remarkably good, if not mythic wines beyond all traditions (Cuvée Sophie Marceau, Cuvée Erotique, Hors La Loi, Vallée Noble, Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé...). His personal brand still exists (otherwise he would not have sold his vineyards) so that's why the renamed Domaine Rieflé-Landmann markets its wines under two different signatures: the well established Domaine Rieflé and the Seppi Landmann brand.

Pictures: In the Vineyard with Paul Rieflé

The family, today represented by the young brothers Thomas (who cares for the vineyards) and Paul Rieflé (who does all the marketing things and showed me the vineyards and the wines), farms 79 different blocks adding up to 23 hectares (57 acres). The vines are located close to the winery in Pfaffenheim and Rouffach and, since Landmann sold his vines, also in Westhalten and Soultzmatt. They are classified for six different appellations: Crémant d'Alsace, Alsace, Alsace Côte de Rouffach, Alsace Vallée Noble, Alsace Grand Cru Steinert and Alsace Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé. Paul hopes that the lieu-dits of Pfaffenheim -- Bergweingarten (a small single vineyard within the Côte de Rouffach and adjacent to the Grand Cru Steinert which is, and always was, planted 90% with Gewurztraminer) and Bihl (east of the village) -- will receive Premier Cru status one day.

The Rieflé brothers share a humanist and socially responsible approach to winemaking. Faced with the realities of a global market, they took inspiration from the famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: "We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

Pictures: In the Cellar with Paul Rieflé

Since years, the domaine farmed their vineyards organically and with the recently released 2014 vintage, Rieflé-Landmann is an AB-certified organic wine producer. Unusual enough yet visionary, perhaps the manual work is outsourced to a local association for professional reintegration, what Paul Rieflé calls "a part of our humanist approach and support for the local community." It also "engenders a strong identity which cannot be delocalized, and which is a guarantee of sustainability in a rapidly changing world," Paul believes...

Although by far I did not taste all the wines produced at Rieflé-Landmann -- curious to taste the Bergweingarten once -- the wine quality is very good if not excellent, whereas the prices are still extremely fair. This is a very promising domaine to discover and some of the wines should (or will) be available in the US.

Pictures: Tasting with Annick and Paul Rieflé

The Wines we Tasted

Stephan Reinhard (Robert Parker's Wine Advocate): The domaine produces a wide but well structured range of wines -- variety wines for every day, villages wines for more ambitious wine lovers and the grands crus and late harvested wines for hedonists -- that reflect the originality of the Alsatian wine culture and the specific terroirs. The most prominent single vineyard of the former Domaine Rieflé is the Grand Cru Steinert which overlooks the village of Pfaffenheim, in which the family holds 65 ares. It is based on an oolitic limestone massif, which is scarcely covered by topsoil in several places. Whereas Riesling is planted on the uppermost part of the cru, Pinot Gris likes it halfway down on the flattest parts. To stress the influence of the terroir, Rieflé produced a blend of Riesling and Pinot Gris under the Grand Cru Steinert appellation in 2014; whereas in 2013 the Seppi Landmann Grand Cru Zinnkoepflé was already an assemblage of four varieties. Will this be the future at Rieflé-Landmann: selling terroir instead of varieties? This would be courageous and pioneering.


Crémant d'Alsace Blanc de Blanc Brut Domaine Rieflé NV

This Crémant Brut, made from 40% Pinot Blanc, 40% Auxerrois, 10% Pinot Gris and 10% Auxerrois is floral and delicately fruity on the nose with notes of brioche. It is generous on the palate, with fine bubbles and a sugar dosage which remains discreet.

2015 Muscat Cuvée Erotique SeppiLandmann


2016 Riesling Riesling Domaine Rieflé
2013 Riesling 1er Cru Bihl Domaine Rieflé
2016 Riesling 1er Cru Steinstück Domaine Rieflé


2014 Riesling Grand Cru STEINERT Domaine Rieflé

The Grand Cru Steinert vineyard lies 13km south of Colmar and overlooks the village of Pfaffenheim. It sits just below the Schauenberg mountain, known as the mountain of contemplation, which is considered to be an important place of natural energy.

Steinert literally refers to the stony nature of the terroir. It lies opposite the Alsace plain, the Rhine and the Black Forest and faces towards the rising sun. The hard, homogeneous, dry and filtering soil sits directly on the oolithic limestone bedrock which is partially visible on the surface. Oolites are small spherical grains, shaped like fish eggs, that were formed on the surface of the rocks by marine microfossils. Wines from the Steinert vineyards are characterised by their powerful structure combined with a subtle finesse and underlying menthol notes.

Domaine Rieflé has 65 ares of vines on this terroir. Riesling is planted on the uppermost part of the parcel and Pinot Gris half-way down on the flattest parts.

Alcohol: 12°
Acidity : 9,6 g/l (tartric)
Residual sugar: 8 g

2011 Pinot Gris Grand Cru STEINERT Domaine Rieflé

This Grand Cru Steinert Pinot Gris opens up with an expressive bouquet of zesty yellow fruits such as pineapple and mango. Although smooth in texture, the limestone terroir imparts a fresh and acidic structure, which is accentuated by candied notes of quince and fig on the end palate.

The perfect partner for foie gras but you can also try it with a generously garnished tuna steak or with desserts such as pineapple fritters or crème brûlée.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: 39.1 g/l
Tartaric Acid: 5.9 g/l


Pinot Noir L'Étoffe Domaine Rieflé 2016

Forbes: White grapes are typically what first jump to mind when we think of Alsace – Riesling in particular, plus Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, and Muscat make up about 90% of their plantings. Pinot Noir, however, counts for the other 10% and its numbers have slowly been growing in recent years; it is the only red variety in the region and is now the fifth most planted grape overall.

What accounts for its recent emergence? Winemakers point to climate change (which enables the grapes to reach consistent phenolic ripeness), and the next generation’s intentionally broad experience globally before returning to their home region to succeed their parents in the vineyard and the cellar. Technically, it’s the region’s clay and limestone soils that are responsible for Alsatian Pinot’s light to medium body, red fruit aromas, vibrant acidity, and fresh tannins.

It is a silky red wine, with soft tannins and red fruits flavours. 100% Pinot Noir.

Alcohol: 13%
Acidity: 5.3 g/l (tartric)
Residual sugar: 0 g/l

Evening and Night in Riquewhir

Following the tasting, we drove to Riquewhir and checked in at Hotel Le Schoenenbourg. Hotel Le Schoenenbourg in Riquewhir, Alsace, is a 3 ½ star hotel with a great outdoor pool, nestled at the foot of vine-covered rolling hills just outside of the city gate of Riquewhir, a typical very charming, romantic Alsatian wine town.

Pictures: Hotel Le Schoenenbourg in Riquewhir, Alsace

We had an Alsatian dinner at Restaurant La Grappe d'Or in Riquewhir. La Grappe d'Or was our second choice. Our first choice, D'Brendelstub, was closed on that day; this is a traditional restaurant serving excellent local specialities prepared under the direction of 1 Michelin star chef Jean-Luc Brendel. His Michelin starred restaurant “La Table du Gourmet” around the corner is one of my absolute favorites in all of Alsace (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

Pictures: Alsatian Dinner at Restaurant La Grappe d'Or in Riquewhir

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Ombiasy Fall 2018 Wine Tours: Bordeaux and Bourgogne/ Champagne (with slots) ... and Rhône Valley (full)

Pictures: Annette Schiller in Bordeaux

Dear Wine Lovers,

hope you had a fantastic July 4th celebration and I guess many of you are heading towards the beach and other summer vacation spots.

But fall is not that far away and maybe you are thinking of what to do in the fall. Visiting vineyards in the northern hemisphere is always a very good idea since fall is harvest time and during my tours in September harvest is around the corner or already under way. It is fascinating to visit wineries during the hustle and bustle of harvest.

So, join me from September 4 - September 13, 2018 when I am traveling in the Bordeaux wine region. During this tour you get a thorough understanding of “Bordeaux”. We travel to Saint-Emilion, Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Estèphe, Sauterne, Graves, Pessac-Léognan. We visit a barrel maker for you to understand the importance of the perfect barrique for the perfect wine, we visit an oyster farmer and the Atlantic Ocean for you to understand the uniqueness of the Bordeaux wine region, we have very private meals with the owners or winemakers at prominent Châteaux for you to understand the importance of matching wines and food, we visit a wine merchant for you to understand the complicated system of the “place de Bordeaux”. There are 4 slots left on this tour - first come first served.

For a detailed itinerary, pricing, and how to sign up, please see https://ombiasypr.com/index.php/wine-tours/bordeaux/bordeaux-introduction

For an impression of the tour, please see the write up of a previous tour: http://schiller-wine.blogspot.com/2017/09/total-immersion-in-bordeaux-world-class.html

Or join me from September 20 - September 30, 2018 when I am traveling from Lyon to Paris through the Burgundy and Champagne regions. Burgundy is one of the world’s best-known wine region, but perhaps one of the least understood. During this tour you get a thorough understanding of the region. We travel through the Beuajolais, the Mâconnais, the Côte Chalonnaise, the Côte de Beaune, the Côte de Nuits, Chablis, and the Champagne to understand the importance of “terroir” in producing world-famous Chardonnay and Pinot-Noirs and to learn how the famous bubblies are made. The Burgundy and Champagne regions are steeped in history and we will get an idea about the importance of the clergy and monks for the development of oenological knowledge. We will visit 1000 year old abbeys; quaint small wine villages; the Hospice de Beaune; and of course we will have excellent wine pairing meals at wine domaines or restaurants. There are 2 slots available on this tour - first come first served.

For a detailed itinerary, pricing, and how to sign up, please see https://ombiasypr.com/index.php/wine-tours/burgundy/burgundy-introduction

For an impression of the tour, please see the write up of a previous tour: http://schiller-wine.blogspot.com/2016/06/burgundy-and-champagne-2016-by-ombiasy.html

Feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have. You can email me or call me at +49 177 337 0281. I am more than happy to speak with you and to explain the tours to you.

Santé

Annette

Friday, July 6, 2018

Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Hunn in Gottenheim, Tuniberg, Baden, with Kilian and Martina Hunn - Germany-South and Alsace 2018 Tour by ombiasy WineTours: Baden, Alsace, Pfalz and Rheinhessen

Picture: Annette Schiller, Kilian Hunn, Christian Schiller: Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Hunn in Gottenheim, Tuniberg, Baden, with Kilian and Martina Hunn

We started the visit with a portfolio tasting at Weingut Hunn and then drove over to the new winemaking facilities outside of Gottenberg for a tour and a good-bye drink.

Kilian and Martina Hunn were our hosts.

"It is an ardent type of dedication that compels Gottenheim-based winemakers Kilian and Martina Hunn to cultivate those uncomplicated, clear, fruity and fresh wines of Tuniberg hill. No matter how uncompromisingly edgy and clear-cut the labels on the bottles, they are still the most open, pleasantly self-confident and welcoming folks. We have arrived in their lovingly-furbished small tasting room on their estate in Gottenheim (…)" (Badische Zeitung: Aufmachen und Genießen)

Pictures: Arriving at Weingut Kilian Hunn

Weingut Hunn

Weingut Hunn is in Gottenheim in the Tuniberg area in Baden. It is run by Kilian Hunn and his wife Martina. The vineyard area totals 16 hectares, mostly in the Gottenheimer Kirchberg. They are planted with the varieties Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Muller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Kilian and Martina Hunn – once the wine queen of Baden - are both passionate winemakers. The Tuniberg and Kaiserstuhl regions are very warm wine regions with the most sun shine hours in Germany. The Mediterranean climate offers ideal growing conditions for the Burgundy grape. Three quarters of total vineyard area are panted with Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay.

In the vineyard, Kilian and Martina Hunnfollow the philosophy of environmentally friendly viticulture. In the cellar, the red wines are aged in large oak barrels and partly in barriques. The white wines are fermented slowly and cool in steel tanks. The wines are fermented to full dryness.

Kilian and Martina Hunn produce powerful wines with finesse and grace that perfectly reflect the limestone soils and climate of the Tuniberg.

Kilian, Martina, Jonas, Patrick, Felix and Gudrun Hunn

Kilian Hunn: Committed to wine since the age of 16. The zeal is still there, and he’s in it with heart and soul, always. His ´domain´ on the estate is the vineyard and the cellar. “The secret of a unique wine is so much more than just meticulous work. It’s humility and love, passion and devotion. It’s alert attention and the constant care for the soil, the vine and the grape“, says Kilian.

Martina Hunn: A passionate winemaker. She’s found her starring role in marketing. Once a Weinkönigin, a wine queen of Baden, she now represents the family-owned wine estate at home and abroad. She’s also an active member of VINISSIMA, the German Association for Women in the Wine Business. Be it a wine tasting at the estate, an international presentation, sales, or the “Hunne-Strauße“, a seasonal wine tavern typical of the region - Martina can handle it. Along the way, she raises her two adolescent boys JONAS & PATRICK and keeps them on track … and every now and then she even finds the time for the trombone part in a band.

Felix Hunn: Father Felix Hunn founded the wine estate and the wine tavern in 1982, together with his wife Gudrun. They showed a loving eye for detail when they furbished the interior with old staves. Felix helps in the vineyards and in the “Strauße“, and in the kitchen he is responsible for preparing home-made potato salad à la Grandma Hedwig.

Gudrun Hunn: Gudrun is the heart and soul of the estate, helping whereever she can with the housekeeping, the vines, the Strauße, the office.

Pictures: At the New Winemaking Facility of Weingut Kilian Hunn

KILIANHUNN ...

KILIANHUNN goes for loess!

And the results prove us right. We only cultivate vines that grow and mature especially well on the fertile loess soils of the Tuniberg vinyards. And because the vines like the soil so much, they reward us with juicy grapes of extraordinary aromas. Grapes from which we create wines that each and every one shines with its uniqueness.

KILIANHUNN has set out to bottle the pure aromatic diversity that nature provides. We combine traditional processes with modern technology. Nature-oriented cultivation of the vineyards and skilful diligence in winemaking are the basis for tapping into so many fascinating facets. But only our great passion, a bit of humility and our constant attention in the vineyard and in the cellar make our wines what they really are.

KILIANHUNN looks after the varieties and the cellar.

With vines growing on 145-million-year-old limestone, the range of varieties to be cultivated is almost predetermined: This is the perfect place for Pinot! A Tuniberg tradition of 2000 years. Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir represent the lion’s share of the estate. Add the white varieties of Sauvignon Blanc, Gutedel and Müller-Thurgau.

Our grapes mature on the vine for as long as possible before they are harvested and gently pressed. With the white wines, sedimentation is used to naturally clarify the must. The fermentation, however, is not left to itself. Here KILIANHUNN intervenes: the fermenting wine is cooled using modern cooling equipment; the fermentation takes place in a controlled environment. The result are wines with a multifaceted fruity bouquet. Depending on the category, the wines are left to age in stainless steel tanks or in oak barrels. Pinot Noir, after a clearly defined fermentation on the skins, will mature exclusively in large or small oak barrels.

 Pictures: Tasting from Tank at Weingut Kilian Hunn

KILIANHUNN structures consistently!

As early as January a warm wind from the Mediterranean starts blowing towards us through the Belfort Gap between the Vosges and the Swiss Jura. It allows the vines to mature particularly well on the unique fertile loess-covered limestone of the Jura.

In this singularly mild microclimate of the manifold small Tuniberg vineyard parcels, it takes a sure instinct to bring out the very best of each vine. Depending on the desired character of the wine, some may have an elegant lightness while others may express the loess terroir quite intensely. This generates three consistently structured wine profiles: “Junge Frische” (meaning young and fresh), “Junge Wilde” (meaning young and wild) and “Selection“.

KILIANHUNN distils on the estate.

Our region is known for its particularly aromatic fruit. For decades our family, too, has cultivated its own orchards. KILIANHUNN feels bound to this family tradition. In the in-house distillery, we produce a variety of the finest spirits.

Harvested in the moment of ultimate ripeness, the still turns them into brandies of cherry or Williams Pear, of mirabelle or of the local specialty, a wild plum called Zibarte.

A fine lees brandy and a pure Chardonnay pomace brandy are our flagship spirits.

Pictures: At the In-house Distillery of Weingut Kilian Hunn

Tasting

There are 4 groups of wines at Weingut Kilian Hunn.

Junge Frische: Young and fresh whites which are enjoyable and characterized by an ideal combination of lightness and elegance. Uncomplicated company for every day. The lightness of wine-being.

Junge Wilde: Distinctive wines full of character which bring home an impression of the potential of the loess terroir of the Tuniberg. Fine scents and a multi-faceted bouquet turn each sip into an inimitable experience. A strong food companion and a stimulating “Maul voll Wein“, a mouth full of wine after a long day.

Rotweine: Expressive Pinot Noirs with the typical Pinot aromas and the classical style of the Tuniberg loess soil. Ranging from the basic Pinot level, which, lightly cooled, is enjoyable even in summer, to the complex barrique classics with enticing notes of smoke and ripe berries, as well as to the exotic Pinot-Cabernet cuvée.

RESERVE: Our best, most refined and most concentrated wines! Even the label expresses the concentration to the essence: We do not mention the designation Prädikat, the appellation or the taste - only the variety and the vintage. Our wines of the categorie RESERVE mature in the classic oak barrel and display robust, spicy notes. They are concentrated and will impress you with their high complexity.

Pictures: Tasting at Weingut Hunn with Kilian and Martina Hunn

We tasted the following wines:

Junge Frische

2017 Weingut Kilian Hunn Rivaner trocken
2017 Weingut Kilian Hunn Weisser Burgunder Kabinett trocken
2017 Weingut Kilian Hunn Spätburgunder Rosé Kabinett trocken
2017 Weingut Kilian Hunn Weisser Burgunder Kabinett trocken


Junge Wilde and RESERVE

2016 Weingut Kilian Hunn Grauer Burgunder trocken
2015 Weingut Kilian Hunn Grauer Burgunder RESERVE trocken
2017 Weingut Kilian Hunn Chardonnay Kabinett trocken
2015 Weingut Kilian Hunn Chardonnay RESERVE trocken
2015 Weingut Kilian Hunn Viognier RESERVE trocken


Rotweine

2013 Weingut Kilian Hunn Spätburgunder trocken
2014 Weingut Kilian Hunn Pinot Noir trocken


Bye-bye

Thanks Kilian and Martina for a wonderful tasting and cellar tour.

Pictures: Bye-bye

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Wine Tasting at Weingut Friedrich Becker – Germany-South Wine Tour by ombiasy (2014)

Vineyard Tour and Massive Tasting at Weingut Siener in Birkweiler, Pfalz, with Owner/ Winemaker Peter Siener

Schiller's Favorite (Wine-) Restaurants in Deidesheim in the Pfalz, Germany

Dinner Tasting at the Vinothek/ Wine Tavern of Weingut Bürklin-Wolf, with the Managing Director of Weingut Bürklin-Wolf, Steffen Brahner

Extensive Vineyard Tour and Tasting at Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl in Deidesheim, Pfalz, with
General Manager Richard Grosche

Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Battenfeld-Spanier/ Kühling-Gillot in Hohen-Sülzen, Rheinhessen, with Carolin Spanier

Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Wagner-Stempel in Siefersheim, Rheinhessen, with Oliver Müller and Cathrin Wagner

Cellar Tour, Tasting and Lunch at Weingut Schloss Westerhaus in Ingelheim, Rheinhessen, with the Owners Countess and Count von Schönburg-Glauchau and Technical Director Toni Frank

Tasting at Weingut Knewitz in Appenheim, Rheinhessen

Schiller’s Favorite Wine Taverns in Mainz, Germany