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REGION: Alsace, France
INFO: The steeply-sloping plots of Riesling Via Saint-Jacques are located in the communes of Reichsfeld and Bernardvillé. The grapes are therefore from a terroir of blue schist which is unique in Alsace and dates from the Precambrian (over 542 million years ago).
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. 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 the wines. The malolactic fermentation brings out the minerality from the blue schist terroir. The wine is aged for 10 months in big casks (foudres).