Schieferkopf, Riesling Lieu-Dit Fels, 2011

Lieu-dit ‘Fels‘, Alsace, France

Schieferkopf, Riesling Lieu-Dit Fels, 2011

Lieu-dit ‘Fels‘, Alsace, France



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  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Riesling 100% Wine Style: Fruity & Aromatic Whites Winemaker: Michel Chapoutier Optimum Drinking: 2019-2023 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 102692
Estate Notes

Schieferkopf's single-vineyard Riesling Lieu-Dit Fels 2011 comes from a tiny plot of very special blue schist soil.

Schieferkopf (lit. blue schist) is a joint venture between the Rhône's legendary Michel Chapoutier and a group of wine-loving friends. Chapoutier has always been a huge fan of Alsace wines, in particular the mineral subtlety of the region's wines, and so began planting vines on this 5 hectare domaine in Bernardvillé in 2009, where unique blue schist soil gives poise and austerity to the wines.

As with Chapoutier's Rhône holdings, Schieferkopf is managed under organic and biodynamic principles in order to extract the essence of this fabulous terroir


“Elegant and appealing, with fine balance and mouthwatering acidity, this delivers well-layered notes of subtle star fruit, white peach, honeycomb, lemon preserves and blanched almond, with a lingering finish.” Wine Spectator

”The Domaine Schieferkopf 2011 Riesling Fels emphasizes bittersweet and musky floral perfume akin to iris and narcissus, with juicy apple and citrus mediating an exchange with stony and crystalline mineral notes...admirable clarity and focus...

“Michel Chapoutier crushed his first Alsace grapes in 2009. The estate’s vines are impressively situated and now being impeccably groomed, inter-planted and expanded (not to mention converted to biodynamic culture) as one would expect given Chapoutier’s ambitious practices in other growing regions.”