Günter Scheu passed his winemaking tradition to his son Klaus upon retiring in 1994, and though it is a tiny operation, it is mighty. Because their vineyards in Pfalz sit so close to neighboring Alsace in France, their vines are without borders - creating a truly unique German-French style of Pinot Noir. Their wines showcase subtle differences in soil profiles ranging from clay, limestone, silica, sandstone, chalk, and slate. It is this diversity of soils and their hands-off appoach in the cellar that yields complex, terroir
The combined natural aspects of a vineyard, such as climate, soil, sunlight, and water, that can have a major impact on the overall character and quality of a wine. While no direct English translation exists for this French term, it has long been adopted throughout the wine community.
-driven Pinot Noir, known locally as Spätburgunder. Organic
Maintaining agricultural systems without the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin, and without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides