Jean-Pierre's family have owned their land for 7 generations, only 2 of which have been winemakers with the land previously being used to grow tobacco!  A real 'grown-up' when it comes to natural wines JP took over the family estate in 1987 and has always been focussed on expressing his local terroir.  He was one of the first Alsatian winemakers to experiment with skin-maceration (orange wines).  


The 2019 Stein Riesling is a selection from south facing parcels around Mittelbergheim planted on the clay limestone and oolite limestone soils of the region.  Whole beries are pressed and left to age on the lees for 36 months in old foudres.  This is a pretty, lighter wine than the more boisterous Grand Cru Zotzenberg. 



JP Rietsch - Stein Riesling 2019

  • Name Stein
    Producer Jean Pierre Rietsch
    Style White (Dry)
    Country France
    Region Alsace, Mittelbergheim
    Vintage 2019
    Grape Riesling
    ABV % 13
    SO2 None added.  Total = 10mg/l
    Production Natural fermentation. Vegan. Organic.  Unfined.  Unfiltered. barrel-aged. 
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