HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
The origin of Ottrott's "red" wine goes back to the 11th century, when a group of Benedictine monks from St Leonard's monastery in Burgundy settled in Alsace.

In their nostalgia for the red wines of Burgundy, they sought out the most suitable land for growing the Pinot Noir vines they had brought with them from Burgundy.

The best place proved to be Ottrott – its microclimate and soil were perfect.

They taught the winegrowers of Ottrott the particular art of producing red wine from the Pinot Noir grape.

And the tradition has been continued right up to our times. Nowadays, most of the vineyards around Ottrott are planted with Pinot Noir, whereas the grape represents only 5% of all the vines in Alsace.

Ottrott's "red" wine has the benefit of the Appellation Village Contrôlée label.




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Marie-Hélène Schoettel

Marie-Hélène Schoettel is the only woman wine-producer in Ottrott to produce Ottrott's "red" wine.
In addition to this regional speciality, Marie-Hélène Schoettel produces other wines using the grapes from 6 hectares of Pinot Noir vines, which produce a black grape with white juice. These wines have won her a good number of medals. Gold medals and silver medals, including one medal in 2001 and three in 2002.




Wine "aged in oak barrels"

This wine is matured on fine lees for a period of 18 months; it is a structured, mature wine.
It goes very well with game, such as noisette of venison.
Aged for up to 10 years.




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"Old vines" wine 2009

Made from grapes grown on vines that are more than 40 years old, with a long period of maceration, this is a robust wine with lots of fruit aromas.
This wine won a silver medal; it is perfect with game, and goes particularly well with boar chops.
Aged for up to 10 years.
"The ultimate wine to lay down."


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"Prestige" wine

Lighter vinification gives this wine a light, fruity flavour.
A worthy partner for starters and meat and poultry dishes.
This wine won a silver medal in 2001, and is included in the 2004 Hachette Guide.

Aged for 8 to 10 years


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"Rosé" wine

This is a typical summer wine – light, fruity and easy to drink.
Marries perfectly with salads, smoked ham and "tarte flambée".

Aged for 2 to 5 years


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L'hotel Restaurant du Relais de la Schliff
à Ottrott
vous fera découvrir le charme de la cuisine et du vin d'Alsace,
mais aussi son cadre reposant a 20 mn de Strasbourg

L'abus d'alcool est dangereux pour la santé. A consommer avec modération.
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