Domaine Bohn
Schieferberg Zéro, 2017

Grower: Domaine Bohn
Region: Alsace, France
Grape Varieties: Riesling, Pinot Gris
Viticulture: Uncertified Biodynamic
Size: 75cl bottle

Domaine Bohn is a collaborative efford from father and son duo, Bernard and Arthur. It was Bernard's dream to farm his father's steep Schieferberg site, and after abandoning his Jesuit high school in lieu of pursuing an education in winemaking, that's what he returned to the family domaine to do. Today he and his son farm their cumulative 5ha of land organically, and go so far as to never plow their sites (a technique employed by some, which theoretically allows the topsoil to be inhabited by a range of ecosystems that force root growth deeper into the bedrock). It's a wonderfully humble and forward-thinking project that, much to the chagrin of the AOC, is moving ever-steadily away from additions of any sort. Scheiferberg (hill of slate) Zero is a densely mineral and concentrated. A wine with loads of length and structure derived from the thick skins of pinot gris, which also gives a rosey hue to the wine. Truly representative of this austere site, with wonderful elegance to boot.

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