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Domaine henri Schoenheitz

 

 

Nestled in the heart of the Munster valley, the Schoenheitz estate has a lot of history.  The vineyards were originally planted by Henri Schoenheitz's grandfather on steep slopes above the village of Wihr-au-Val. Sadly nearly the entire village and the vineyards we destroyed in World War II. 

 

During the 1970's, Henri Schoenheitz senior, passionate about history and in love with the area where he was born, undertook the rebirth of this lovely vineyard. Slowly, as at the time the area was under mixed agricultural usage, he retraced the original contours of the vineyards at Wihr-au-Val whose legitimacy had been all but forgotten. Preparing the soil and replanting the steep hillsides was a difficult undertaking. Schoenheitz is the only independent producer in the Munster Valley,and the vineyards are planted on very steep slopes, many of which are Leu Dit specific, and are all farmed sustainably.  Today the estate is owned and operated by Dominique, Henri, and their son Adrien Schoenheitz.

Schoenheitz Cremant de Alsace

Grapes: 90% Pinot Auxerrois, 10% Pinot Blanc 

Vine Age: 40 years

Soil: Granite and Clay

Vinification: No malolactic fermentation to preserve the freshness of the natural acidity and the aromatic finesse.  Ageing on lees for 24 months. A low dosage of liqueur added after disgorging at 5 g of sugars/bottle

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Edelzwicker

Grapes: 15% Chasselas, 35% Sylvaner, 15% Auxerrois, 20% Riesling, 5% Muscat, 5% Pinot Gris, 5% Gewurztraminer

Vine Age: 20-40 years

Soil: Granite and Mica

Vinification: Stainless Steel Tanks

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Gewurtztraminer

Grapes: Gewurztraminer

Vine Age: 20-40 years

Soil: Granite and Mica

Vinification: Stainless Steel Tanks

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Pinot Gris HOlder

 

Holder is located in Wihr-au-Val, where the Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris vines grow particularly well. The soil, composed of granite and clay, offers them their opulence, complexity and extreme exquisiteness.

Soil: Very decomposed granite rich in veins of clay

Vine Age:  20 to 25 years

Vinification: Stainless Steel tanks

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Pinot Blanc Val Saint Grégoire

“Val Saint Grégoire" is an appellation “lieu-dit". The vines of " Pinot " (Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris) benefit from this appellation in the Munster valley because they succeed particularly well there. “Val Saint Grégoire” is the historic name of the Valley of Munster (before the Protestant reform). 

Grapes: 100 % Pinot Auxerrois 

Soil: Very decomposed granite rich in micas 

Vine Age: From 20 to 25 years

Vinification: Stainless Steel

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Herrenreben Riesling

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Grapes: Riesling

Vine Age: 40 years

Soil: Granite and Mica

Vineyard: In the 15th century, these vines were already famous as the property of the noblemen of Ribeaupierre. Our most mature vines of Riesling grow here, producing a particularly racy Riesling thanks to the granite soil very rich in minerals and the high elevation which preserves the finesse of the aromas and the freshness of its acidity. 

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Classique Pinot noir

 

The vines of Pinot succeed particularly well in the Valley of Munster. This cuvée of Pinot Noir comes from young vines and has been vinified with greatest care in order to bring out the inherent character of the grapes.

 

Soil: Very decomposed granite rich in micas and silica.
Vine Age: 15 years old
Vinification: Ageing during 6 months only in used old oak barrels.

Farming: Sustainable

Schoenheitz Pinot Noir Herrenreben

 

The vineyard’s granite soil is stony, sandy and very high in silica, which produces a full-bodied Pinot Noir rich in aromas, able to age in oak barrels. 

 

Soil: Sand, Granite, and silica.
Vine Age: 40-45 years old
Vinification: 12 months in used old oak barrels.

Farming: Sustainable