Domaine Saint-Rémy Wettolshiem

Region
France - Alsace
Winemaker
Ehrhart family
Size
23 hectare
Established
1725
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Corinne and Philipe Ehrhart (with help from the whole family) produce distinctive Alsatian wines at Domaine Saint-Remy spanning the full spectrum of distinctive sweetness the region is known for. Their range includes a Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Auxerrois, and Muscat.

Nestled in Wettolsheim is the newly built winemaking cellar and tasting area that opened in April 2014, pictured.

We first invited Corinne and Philipe to our Oxford tasting back on the 3rd of June 2014, and they visited most recently for our July 2016 early summer tastings.

Wines Available


Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The vineyard is located near the town of Wintzenheim. Marno sandy limestone soils. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Gewürztraminer 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This is a sweet wine Golden in colour. Very aromatic and perfumed. Nose of fresh fruits, musk and nuts. Full and persistent with an elegant wide nose and palate.

Gewurztraminer Rosenberg Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The Vineyards consist Marno limestone. This soil allows the achievement of all Alsatian grapes. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Muscat 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This is a dry, fresh and fruity Muscat with a light perfume.

Muscat Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The Vineyards consist of Marno limestone. This soil allows the achievement of all Alsatian grapes. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Muscat 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This is a dry, fresh and fruity Muscat with a light perfume.

Pinot Auxerrois Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 comunes. The Vineyards located in Val Saint Grégorie consist of sandy soils with granite-clay on gentle slopes with southern exposure. This soil allows the achievement of all Alsatian grapes. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand followed by a long traditional vinification using only native yeasts.

Grape Variety

Pinot-Auxerrois 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This Pinot-Auxerrois is a variety of Pinot Blanc, small bays more intense flavour. It is tender and delicate and combines freshness and flexibility to represent a happy medium in the range of Alsace Wines. It has great power, a remarkable fruity wine from Val Saint Grégorie.

Pinot Gris Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The Vineyards located in the town of Zimmerbach consist of granite on steep slopes with southern exposure. This soil allows the achievement of all Alsatian grapes. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Vinification

The grapes harvested by hand, they are graded with particular care. The wines are left to macerate in their fine lees for 6 to 8 months, taking on their aroma before the filtering process.

Grape Variety

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Complex aromas of slightly earthy tones with hints of white flowers. Very fresh with great purity of fruit.

Pinot Gris Grand Cru 'Brand' Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The Vineyard is located on hills with granite and warm floors overlooking Turckhiem on the south east rising to a height of 380metres. A mixture of sandy and course soils. All Ehrhart vineyards are Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This is a fairly sweet wine with scents of honey and candied citrus. The flavours explode on the palate backed with a cool structure.

Pinot Gris Reserve Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The Vineyards consist of calcareous clay. This soil allows the achievement of all Alsatian grapes. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Beautiful bright yellow in colour. On the nose it has fruity aromas of peach, pineapple and acacia flowers. The attack is supple with good structure. A long and aromatic finish. A well balanced wine.

Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The slopes of the Schlossberg vineyard extend to an altitude of 230 to 350 metres migmatites of Kayserberg and intrusive granit of Thannenkirch, the areas are excellent an terrior mineral fertility, Course sand and clay. The richness and diversity of minerals encountered (potassium, magnesium, fluorine and phosphorus) determine the finesse and multiplicity of the wines. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Riesling 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This Riesling has a fruity nose with notes of citrus and white flowers. The mouth is mineral and fresh, and the acidity is fine and seductive. A beautiful, mature material and well balanced.

Riesling Herrenweg Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 comunes. The soil is sandy alluvial which is rich in clay deposits (22%) and free of limestone. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Riesling 100%

Winemaker's Notes

The nose opens up with aromas of pear and white flowers. This Riesling has distinct mineral flavours with good acidity and is well structured. It will gain complexity with age.

Riesling Vielles Vignes Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 comunes. The soil is Marl Calcareous from Lieu dit Orthel and Lieu dit Rosenberg. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand followed by a long traditional vinification using only native yeasts.

Grape Variety

Riesling 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Dry, refined and delicately fruity. This Riesling has an elegant bouquet with mineral notes, giving it good ageing potential. This Riesling is recognised as one of the world’s finest white wine varietals.

Pinot Noir 'Barrique' Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The vineyard consists mainly of Ogligocene conglomerates and calcareous marl, this gives the Pinot Noir a strong character which is very robust. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed and placed into the maceration tanks. The berries remain in contact with the juice during fermentation to extract tannins and colouring compounds in the wine. Pressing occurs after 2 – 3 weeks of maceration. The wine is then aged for up to 12 months in barrels.

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir 100%

Winemaker's Notes

This is a rich and powerful Alsace wine with soft tannins. Notes of blackcurrant and vanilla.

Pinot Noir 'H' Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The soil is only composed of Tertiary border conglomerates with calcareous marls. These talus slope formations consists of limestone boulders of limestone boulders of different geological layers, but also of sandstone pebbles near the top of the slope. They develop shallow, stony, mostly calcareous soils. Southeast facing at an altitude of 340 metres.

Vinification

All of the fruit is hand harvested, and they encourage long, traditional vinifications using only native yeasts. This wine is aged in 100% burgundy barrels

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Some smoky notes and crushed boysenberry play on nose and palate. The pleasant smokiness reaches into all corners of this soft but fresh wine. It has a lovely rounded balance with a relatively light body where earthiness is as present as fruit.

Pinot Noir Rosenberg Ehrhart

Origin: Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

The Ehrhart family have been farming the diverse terroirs of Alsace since 1725. Based in the village of Wettolshiem, five kilometres west of Colmar. There are 24 organic and biodynamic hectares among 11 communes. The vineyard is located near the town of Wettolshiem. Dominant Clay-limestone soils. The vineyard is Demeter certified biodynamic.

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir 100%

Winemaker's Notes

Aromatic red berries signal tart pleasure: redcurrant and raspberry. The very easy and smooth body fully plays into that with light-bodied charm. Drink while the aromas still sing.

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