La Grange de l'Oncle Charles
Ostheim - Alsace
Jérôme François and Morgane Stoquert are producing atypical wines from Alsace, with a great character.
Installed in Ostheim since 2014, after a life as a carpenter, Jérôme started his own domaine from a few ares here and there and an old barn from his great uncle Charles, paying tribute to him in the name of the estate. His mentor, the famous Alsacian Marcel Deiss, definitely had an influence on his philosophy and vision about viticulture.
Following biodynamic principles, the couple is helped by Sirus and Fastoche, the two horses working in the vineyards, as well with a pack of black sheep for natural grazing.
The entirety of the 5.5 hectares vineyard is co-planted, with old, middle-aged and young vines replaced from time to time all together, thriving on a diversity of soils. A sensitive approach to the fruits, the vines, and all the ecosystem around, resulting in elegant wines, yet with their own subtle touch.
La Grange de l'Oncle Charles in the bottle
Blend of all the 13 white varieties planted at the Domaine, on various soils of granites, marnes and grès. Fermented and aged for one year in barrel on lees. Only 6000 bottles produced each year.
Mille Lieux sur Peaux
Maceration of the 13 varieties grown on the estate, blend of all the different terroirs – 90% destemmed, aged 5 months in stainless steel vats. Only 6000 bottles produced.
Le Chemin d’à Coté
From granit soils with vines planted on a Northern exposure. 100% Riesling. Fermented and aged 1 year on lees in barrels. Only 1200 bottles produced.
La Danse des Corbeaux
Old vines blend from the village of Riesling, Sylvaner, Chasselas, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. Fermented and aged for one year in barrel on lees. Only 3000 bottles produced each year.
Le Village des Amoureux
Blend of mostly Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and Muscat. Fermented and aged for one year in barrel on lees. Only 1200 bottles produced each year.
La Colline du Chêne
Late harvest of Gewürztraminer on limestone soil, with fermentation and aging for 12 months in barrels on lees. Only 250 bottles produced each year.
La Montagne du Scarabée
Mostly made of Riesling co-planted on a deep granitic soiled, on terraces with full East exposure. Fermented and aged for one year in barrel on lees. Only 900 bottles produced each year.
La Montagne du Scarabée Solera
Oxidative style Riesling made from a perpetual reserve aged under veil since the 2018 vintage. Only 200 bottles produced.
La Belle Colline
Field blend of all the old grape varieties planted on the old vines the South facing parcel of the domaine. Fermented and aged for 14 months in barrels and on lees. Only 900 bottles produced each year.
Le Mont des Clochettes Rouge
Massale selection of Pinot Noir (40%), Pinot Gris (40%), Gewürztraminer (10%) and Riesling (10%). Aged for 5 months in barrels on lees. Only 1200 bottles produced each year.
Jeu de Vent Pinot Noir
Old vines of Pinot Noir planted on granitic soils, 90% destemmed, aged 5 months on lees. Only 600 bottles produced.