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 Old Vine (Vieille Vigne) Sylvaner is a selection of grapes from different parcels planted on the calcareous soils around Mittelbergheim.  The pressed must spends 31 months on the lees in old foudres to bring body and texture to the wine. 



JP Rietsch - Vieille Vigne Sylvaner 2019

  • Name Vieille Vigne Sylvaner
    Producer Jean Pierre Rietsch
    Style White (Dry)
    Country France
    Region Alsace, Zotzenburg
    Vintage 2019
    Grape Silvaner
    ABV % 13.5
    SO2 None added.  Total = 11mg/l
    Production Natural fermentation. Vegan. Organic.  Unfined.  Unfiltered. barrel-aged. 
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