- Characteristic varieties: 100% Reisling
- The terroir: Our vineyard covers 18 hectares around seven municipalities in the heart of the Alsace winemaking region: Hunawihr, where the cellars are located, as well as Zellenberg, Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Beblenheim, Riquewihr and Ammerschwihr. The vineyard is made up of predominantly clay-limestone terroirs which provide the wine with all the qualities and nuances of exceptional sun exposure, geology and micro-climate.
- The estate: Schwach has been a family estate for three generations. It was originally founded by François Schwach. This wine broker would gradually abandon his business to devote himself to his passion, winemaking. In 1950, he began buying his first vineyard plots, which would gradually form the magnificent estate we know today. He sold his first wines in 1960, and the estate has been offering excellent wines every year since that time. In 1975, Philippe took over management of the company. He promotes its standing by enlarging the estate through the purchase of new plots and by making investments in modernizations: this demonstrates Schwach’s unfailing commitment to quality. Today, the third generation – Sébastien – is preparing to carry on this tradition, supported by expertise and passion.
- The people: Schwach is first and foremost a family business whose watchword is respect: respect for the product and the consumer, with an ongoing commitment to improving quality whenever possible. And these efforts are paying off – every year, this estate’s wines and sparkling wines are giving an excellent place in the Hachette guide and many other reference works on wine.
- The wine: Bright gold robe with green reflections. Typical nose, distinct with citrus and floral notes. A dry, fruity wine.
Can be kept 5 years.
- Food pairing: In addition to the pairings normally associated with Alsatian cuisine (sauerkraut, matelote, smoked pork, etc.), it is excellent paired with fish, shellfish (scallops) and crustaceans.