Winery Spotlight: Domaine Loew

September 02, 2022 by French Corner Cellars

Today we are going to take some time with one of our favorite wineries, that produce some of the best Alsatian white wines - Domaine Loew!

Separated from Germany by the Rhine river, Alsace is France’s most Eastern wine region, producing over 26 million gallons of wine per year, 90% of which is white. The collapse of the mountain range between the Vosges and the Black Forest transformed the Alsace region into a mosaic of numerous terroirs.

Most vineyards are at an elevation of between 575 and 1,800ft and the average annual rainfall is one of the lowest in France, due to the influence of the Vosges mountains. Autumn humidity allows for the production of late-picked “vendange tardive” and “sélection de grains nobles” wines in good vintages.

Alsace is a varietal-driven region, most wines are made from 4 noble grapes: Riesling, Gewurtztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat. A few exceptions – Edelzwicker , the Grands Crus Kaefferkopf, and Altenberg-de-Bergheim are used as well.

 

 

Referred as one of the “6 Greats” of tomorrow in Alsace by Bettane and Dessauve, Etienne Loew is more than well-known to the regions’ wine lovers.

Coming from a family of growers in Westhoffen, established in the 18th century, Etienne started his winery in 1996. He is now heading a 22 acres Estate overlooking several exceptional vineyards. Domaine Etienne Loew is certified Organic and Bio-dynamic, producing only 3,500 cases a year.

Their delicious offerings include:

 - Domaine Loew Pinot Gris Cormier

 - Doamine Loew Gewurztraminer Cormier

 - Domaine Loew Riesling Bruderbach

 - Domaine Loew Riesling Altenberg de Bergbieten

 

There are still a goodly amount of wine lovers out there with little experience in Alsace, so make it a point to sniff out one or all of the above wines - you'll be glad you did. And if you need some help obtaining them, just send us a message, we will help you out :)

Enjoy!