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.
Like its big brother from the Côte de Rouffach, this Pinot Noir is lovingly aged in oak barrels for 10 months, allowing it to develop its rich aromas of raspberry, redcurrant and blackberry. The palate offers silky and long lasting tannins with spicy notes on the finish.
Domaine Rieflé’s terroirs 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 AOC Alsace vineyards are mainly situated on sedimentary soils of varying depths. Our Pinot Noir vines are planted on the limestone loess soils of Knichelt and the limestone clay conglomerates of Ruest.
Food Pairing Notes
This Pinot Noir will accompany grilled meats, some soft cheeses Camembert, Brie, etc.), and Asian spicy dishes like lamb tagine or couscous.