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The Domaine Weinbach monopole vineyard "Clos des Capucins" is a highly respected vineyard site in Alsace, with a long and distinguished history, the first references to the Capucin monastery here dating back to the ninth century, established in 1612 by the Capucin monks who built the clos.
Unusually for the region, Weinbach only uses estate-grown grapes, employing both organic and biodynamic practices. Domaine Weinbach produces an exquisite range of wines: estate varietal wines including Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Pinot Blanc, single vineyard wines that express the diversity of the terroir, and luscious yet balanced vendanges tardives and selections de grains nobles wines.
Colette Faller and and her 2 daughters Catherine and Laurence were among the first women ever to lead and manage a winery in France. These 3 women propelled Domaine Weinbach to the very top of Alsace’s most renowned wineries in terms of quality and international presence. This mother and her 2 daughters were highly respected among their peers, their community and the international wine trade.
Tragedy struck in May 2014 when Laurence died suddenly at the age of 47, leaving a young family. Then Matriarch Collette Faller also passed away.
Laurence was known as one of the world’s most gifted winemakers and she as well as her mother and sister Catherine are among the most admired women in the world's wine industry. Domaine Weinbach was one of the earliest internationally esteemed wine estates to be managed solely by women.
Colette Faller's eldest daughter Catherine is in charge of the estate today, aided by her sons Théo and Eddy.
Producer Name: Domaine Weinbach
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: France
Appellation: Vin D'Alsace AOC
Village/Vineyard/Climat: monopole vineyard "Clos des Capucins"
Quality Designation: AOC
Grape Varietals: Pinot Gris
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Full Bodied White Wine
Viticultural Features: Older vines from the Weinbach monopole Clos des Capucins vineyard composed of sand silt soil on granite pebbles. The grapes growing on this terroir ripen a lot earlier, producing wines with complex
aromatics and a powerful concentration. Organic and Biodynamic certified by Ecocert & Demeter.
Winemaking Techniques: Gently pressed in whole clusters in pneumatic presses, fermentation with indigenous yeasts ( indigenous yeast is an element of the terroir, enhances depth and complexity in the wines) in old oak vats, for 8-10 months,
these barrel types are large and old oak vats (No oak taste).
Winemaker: Catherine Faller oversees the winemaking with her sons Eddy and Théo.
Container Type: classic Alsace hock-bottle
Closure Style: cork
Buy 1 Bottle: $36