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Schieferkopf by Michel Chapoutier
Although not yet certified, the vineyard is managed under organic and biodynamic precepts to get the best of this unique terroir. We are also delighted to introduce two new Selections Parcellaires: Lieu-Dit Buehl is from a plot of 1.2ha that makes up the domaine on south facing slopes planted on blue schist. Fermented using natural yeasts and matured over 15 months in large casks, this is a masculine style of Riesling with an intense fruit core and ample acidity. Lieu-Dit Fels is from a plot of 0.8ha at a higher altitude than Buehl. The treatment is exactly the same as for Buehl but in this wine there is a finer, more intense minerality.
Schieferkopf is a new project developed by Michel Chapoutier with four friends around a 5ha domaine in Bernardvillé, Alsace. A unique blue schist soil gives poise and austerity to the wines coupled with high minerality, which is particularly suitable for Riesling, the dominant variety of Schieferkopf.