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Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER Wines

The Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER winery is located in the Alsace region of France. In January I met Gilles Schoepfer who with his brother are owners of Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER, at the APVSA wine tasting in Washington. 

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The winery/vineyards started in 1656 and has been handed down from father to son. Today they are producing 50,000 bottles of wine. The winery has 10 hectares of vineyards and Gilles noted that they do everything themselves. The winery has a traditional cellar and a modern cellar. The traditional cellar houses old oak casks whereas the modern cellar, which holds much more, includes stainless steel tanks.

They are located in the Alsace vineyards region in the wine village of Wettolsheim.

Today the winery and vineyards are operated by Jean-Louis Schoepfer’s sons, Christophe and Gilles. The brothers have divided their hard work with Christophe busy with winemaking and administration. Gilles concentrates on viticulture and marketing.

Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER produces numerous wines including: Sylvaner, Edelzwicker, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. They also produce a lovely Crémant d’Alsace.

I tasted two wines produced by Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER. The Crémant d’Alsace NV White Brut, with 12.7% alcohol, was produced with Pinot Blanc using 2nd fermentation. When the Crémant was first poured there was a large amount of bubbles forming a beautiful, fluffy mousse. The aroma included notes of white fruit. The taste was dry with a hint of sweetness. The finish was long. Consider serving this luscious wine as an aperitif.

The Muscat with 12.6% alcohol was delightful with an aroma of flowers. The taste offered a hint of orange, honeysuckle and flowers. The finish was dry. The winery suggests using this wine as an aperitif or pairing with strong cheeses and asparagus.

Visitors to Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER can taste the wines, visit the wine cellars as well as purchase wines. The winery is open Mondays to Saturdays during the mornings and afternoons. 

Location: 35 rue Herzog 68920 Wettolsheim

If you have the opportunity, be sure to try wines from Jean-Louis SCHOEPFER.

Cheers! Kathy

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