New arrivals from Domaine Schaeffer Woerly in Alsace
We have just received Max Woerly's new releases from his 8-hectare vineyard in Dambach-la-Ville. These wines are bright, bold, and perfect for summer. The lineup includes two new pet nats, his excellent value Cremant, and special cuvées inspired by the 2021 conditions. What better time to share some pictures from our visit in 2022...
(Tasting Max's Cremant alongside a pretzel in one of his highest vineyards)
With roots dating back to 1557, Maxime's family has a deep connection to this historic Alsatian village. After World War II, they started bottling their own wine, departing from selling to local merchants. Max tends to his vines on the eastern slopes of the Vosges Mountains, over solid granite and granitic sandy soils.
(The view of Dambach-La-Ville)
Maxime began converting the family vineyards to organic practices in 2010, and he has recently ventured into biodynamics and zero-input agriculture. His efforts have resulted in beautiful wines, showcasing the region's true character.
(Maxime Woerly pictured on the right)
In the cellar, Max adopts a simple approach to bring out the essence of Alsace. Short and gentle macerations, along with ageing in stainless steel tanks, Burgundy barrels, and large Alsace tuns, result in wines of exceptional purity and balance.
(Back in the town of Dambach-La-Ville, close to Max's cellar)
The Schaeffer Woerly natural wines offer a vibrant taste of Alsace, capturing the spirit of the region's fruit and acidity. These wines are a delightful choice for summer enjoyment, reflecting centuries of winemaking tradition in Dambach-la-Ville.
We currently have the following wines in stock;