Domaine Bohn Pinot Gris Lieu-Dit Schieferberg Alsace 2016
Since taking over the family winery at the age of 18, Bernard Bohn has crafted an individually unique style of wines on the only outcrop of schist terroir in Alsace. The Bohn family members have been winegrowers for well over three centuries in Reichsfeld, a small village at the far end of the valley, where until recently, the local Alsatian dialect was still more common than French.
Today, Bernard and his son Arthur farm just over 9 hectares and go beyond organic agriculture to incorporate uncommon techniques, such as completely abandoning vineyard plowing and allowing cover crops to coexist to create balance in the vines.
Bernard has always believed in the supremacy of schist and releasing wines when they are ready to drink, so the flagship Pinot Gris and Riesling from Shieferberg are often held back in bottle for 6 years or more before release.
VINES PLANTED IN
Fermentation with native yeasts
11 months sur-lie in old Alsatian foudres on fine lees
TOTAL PRODUCTION AVERAGE
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