Domaine Schoffit

is a French winery established in 1599.

Situated in the region of Alsace, it is located in the outskirts of Colmar, in a narrow country road, called Nonnenholzweg.

Alexandre Schoffitt, an intelligent young man of about thirty years, collaborates with his father Bernard cultivating the old and very precious Rangen de Thann and Sommerberg vineyards and vines with the utmost care.

Terroirs:
Rangen de Thann, the southermost of the Alsace vineyard, has one of the most unique and unequalled volcanic soils in France, composed of siliceous rock, lava base material and detritus from a granite terrain. 

Stony Colmar Plain from Glacial Flows, pebbles and alluvial soil in Harth

Granite and granite sands of the Turckheim on the dizzying slopes of Sommerberg

Grape Varieties:
Auxerrois, Chasselas, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling

Age of the wineyards: from 20 to more than 83 years

Area:  
Thur River, Rangenberg Mountain.

Classification:

  • AOC Alsace Grand cru Rangen-Clos SaintTheobald (Monopole)
  • AOC Alsace Grand cru Sommemberg (Turckheim)
  • AOC Alsace

Target:
The philosopphy of the domaine is to continue the thirteenth century tradition handed down by the Clos of Saint Theobald’s meticulous monks'work and to have wines which clearly show what the vintage year has really been.

Wine descriptions

Evaluations:
highly precise wines, delicate and always in tension.

  • Gewurtztraminer: aromatic and highly expressive. Fullness, tension and perceptible bitterness (characteristic given by the terroir)
  • Pinot Gris: rich and concentred, full and soft with smoky notes.
  • Riesling: high precision, delicacy and tension accompanied by ubiquitous salinity.

Common notes:
Great precision. Assertive and mineral. Acid-sapid tension, longevity.
They preserve the Heritage

Food matching:
Whites: raw seafood such as swordfiish and oysters, foie gras, vegetables, first courses of feather game such as teal, noble meat and goat cheese such as robiola.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Blanc Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes 2016

Vintage 2016

Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois

3,7g/l

A note of light finesse defines Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois. Lotus and laurel flowers, lavender and white pepper. Structured, soft and pleasant. Fulfilling.

AOC Alsace

Chasselas Vieilles 2018

Vintages 2018 - 2017

100% Chasselas  - 2g/l

Aging: 12 months in bottle

Herath, in the district of Colmar, pebbles

Elegant, fruity and floral wildflowers. Aromatic herbs.The mouthfeel is fresh, savoury and complex in structure. The taste is pleasing, casual and convivial. The identity of the territory is a constant feature.

AOC Alsace

Riesling Lieu-dit-Harth Tradition 2017

Vintages 2017 - 2016

100% Riesling

1,1 ha small mixed pebbles dating back to the Quaternary Era

Bouquet of great finesse, mineral. A wine for gastronomic events.

AOC Alsace

Gewurztraminer Cuvée Alexandre Vieilles Vignes 2016

Vintage 2016

100% Gewurztraminer

30 g/l
Aging 18 months in bottle

Expressive and delicate, it goes well with both simple and complex dishes.

AOC Alsace

Gewurztraminer Lieu-dit Harth Cuvèe Caroline 2015

Vintage 2015

100% Gewurtstraminer

33 g/l

Refined and lively. A sweet wine able to create emotions from the first sip. The dry finish stimulates and inspires. Attractive and enchanting.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Gris Tradition 2018

Vintage 2018

100% Pinot Gris

5,4 g/l

A noble expression of the singular terroir of Colmar, Pinot Gris Tradition 2018 is pure and delicate.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Gris Vieilles Cuvèe Alexandre 2016

Vintage 2016

100% Pinot Gris

32 g/l

Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains

Thanks to the low-yielding old vines Pinot Gris is an expressive and refined wine, good and generous.

AOC Alsace

Riesling Grand Cru Sommerberg 2018

Vintage 2018 - 2017

100% Riesling - 6g/l

Aging: 18 months in bottle
Sommerberg, Trois-Epis vine, south of Katzenthal
400 m, south exposure, pendence of the territory 45°
granite

From the most suitable vineyard of Sommeberg, being cultivated since  1214, comes a wine of a brilliant golden yellow colour, characterized by an incredible array of aromatic components. It is vertical, rich and taut. The acidity is accompanied by a perfect making of the parts. Balanced and harmonic.

AOC Alsace

Riesling Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint Theobald" 2017

Vintage: 2017 - 2011 - 2009 - 2007

100% Riesling

6 g/l
Aging: 18 months in bottle
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the southernmost vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks .
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains
Siliceous and lava based

Smoky notes. The bouquet has clear scents of grapefruit, apricots. Hints of Moroccan saffron. Hydrocarbur and gunpowder taste. Wet gravel and even moss, prickly pear and alkekengi. Highly precise, delicate and taut. Saline. Complex, wide, original.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint Theobald" 2017

Vintage 2017 - 2016 - 2009 - 2008

100% Pinot Gris

23 g/l
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost  vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains
Siliceous rock and lava base

Smoky. The earth hint is ever present . Rich, concentred, full and smooth.

AOC Alsace

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" 2017

Vintage: 2017 - 2009 - 2008

100% Gewurztraminer

49 g/l
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of  Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes  of the Rangerberg Mountains
Siliceous rock and lava base

Aromatic and highly expressive. Fullness and tension are the prevailing qualities. A slightly bitter sensation is typical of this terroir.

AOC Alsace

Riesling Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" Vendages Tardives 2015

Vintage 2015

100% Riesling

63 g/l
5,7 acidity
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost  vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains
Siliceous rock and  lava base

Potent and elegant, concentred and fresh.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" Vendages Tardives 2011

Vintage 2011 - 2008

100% Pinot Gris

91 g/l
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost  vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains
Siliceous rock and lava base

Golden. Vigorous and refined. Notes of chamomile, incense, candied orange. Intense, fresh and long. Delicious.

AOC Alsace

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" Vendages Tardives 2011

Vintage 2011

100% Gewurztraminer

71 g/l
The Clos Saint Theobald  site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost  vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains.
Siliceous rock and  lava base

Noble and sublime. Persuasive. A very convincing and intriguing wine.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" Sélection de Grains Nobles 2007

Vintage 2007 - 2002

100% Pinot Gris

265 g/l(2007) e 175 g/l (2002)
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of  Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains.
Siliceous rock and  lava base

Pure, very concentred. Ripe fruit aromas. Decades of longevity

AOC Alsace

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" Sèlection de Grains Nobles 2006

Vintage 2006

100% Gewurztraminer

150g/l
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost  vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.

Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains.
Siliceous rock and  lava base.

More and more intense by the increasing and changing of the aromatic expression, it is immediately recognizable and enveloping. Fresh and persistent.

AOC Alsace

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rangen de Thann "Clos Saint-Theobald" Sèlection de Grains Nobles "Larme de Lave" 2005

Vintage 2005

100% Pinot Gris

346 g/l
100% of grape clusters with botrytis
The Clos Saint Theobald site is a monopole of Domaine Schoffit. It is situated in the middle of Rangen, the most prestigious and southernmost  vineyard in Alsace and the only one in the region on volcanic rocks.
Exposure of the vineyard: on the steep south-facing slopes of the Rangerberg Mountains
Siliceous rock and  lava base

Berries selected one by one. Subtle luminosity, complex nose of ripe fruit, apricots and honey. In the mouth explosion of almonds, ripe fruit and beeswax hints. Great cleanliness in acidity that balances the high sugar content, thanks to the noble molds. Longevity of 50 years.

It goes well with paté di foie gras

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