The Biecher & Schaal winery has been created in 2011 as a result of a joint venture between Olivier Biecher & Julien Schaal. Both share the same passion fo great Grands Crus in Alsace. Olivier Biecher, owner of the eponymous wine negociant company, from a long time wanted to smell again the aromas of wine in is familly historic cellar. Julien Schaal became a winemaker as a result of passion – as opposed to family background. From his first vintage in Dorlisheim (Alsace) in 1999, he has apprenticed with a number of the world’s foremost winemakers for several years in Burgundy & Rhône valley but Also South Africa & Lebanon. South of Pfaffenheim, facing east, the Steinert covers 38,90 ha and is the steepest slope of the locality. Its soil, almost entirely limestone, is dry and filtering. It forms an homegenous terroir of oolithic Dogger, covered on its lower slopes by a scree of similar stones, hence the name Steinert. In 1150, the benedictine Convent of Muri (Switzerland), and the dioceses of basle and Strasbourg, owned vineyards on the Steinert, producing wines for the personal and gourmet needs of the priors and bishops of the various congregations. Steinert wines are noted for their full, complex aromas, notably after ageing.
Deep coloured. Remarkable, explosive pretty nose of rose petals – very perfumed. The palate is dry but still quite rich textured with great concentration and balance.