Viticulture has been a Rieflé family affair for 6 generations, since 1850. Most recently, Annick and Jean-Claude Rieflé have been able to take advantage of the Euro zone, and the trends toward globalization to reach growing audiences of wine enthusiasts. Their two sons also returned to the Domaine to join the family business.
This Crémant Brut, made from 50% Pinot Noir and 50% 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.
Domaine Rieflé’s vineyards are located throughout the communes of Pfaffenheim, Rouffach, Westhalten and Soultzmatt on the fracture zones of the Marbach and Ohmbach faults. They form a mosaic of highly fragmented geological compartments. Our Crémant parcels are generally situated on deep, predominantly sedimentary loess soils which produce very ripe grapes (particularly in Drotfeld). The other parcels, situated on the highest parts of the hillside near to the forest, are slower to ripen and produce wines with good acidic structure.
Food Pairing Notes
Perfect for your aperitif, it will also pair well with freshwater fish and white meats.