OUR RED AND ROSE WINES

 

The red AOC Alsatian wines are exclusively produced from Pinot Noir grapes. While all of Alsace produces Pinot Noir, 2 towns  are distinguished by the quality of their red wines, giving them the appellation: Saint Hippolyte Red and Ottrott Red.
In Saint Hippolyte, the appellation red is exclusively harvested on the hilltops of the town at the foot of the Haut-Koenigsbourg castle with the requirement to have a low turnover in order to bring out more the typical fruity Pinot noir grape.

Our Reds are harvested by hand, destemmed upon their arrival at the vineyard and put into the maceration tank for a duration of 8 to 15 days depending upon the years. At the beginning of the maceration, we do a process called saignée which consists of extracted the lightly colored juice which becomes our Alsatian Rosé, letting the rest to become a more concentrated red wine. After this, a part of our Reds will be matured in a stainless steel tank and the other in oak cask.