Grands Crus

In Alsace, the AOP Grand Cru area is represented by 51 vineyards. The appellation honours exceptional terroirs that give the wines their expressive strength and specific authenticity, with aromas marked by the terroirs.

Fine and complex, these are exceptional wines with good ageing capacity. Eminently gastronomic and gourmet, they grace the best tables.

Le Steinklotz

Steinklotz Grand Cru (meaning block of stone) covers 40.6 hectares and is located at the top of the Alsace wine route, in Marlenheim. The steep hillside (200 - 300m) is south/south-east facing guaranteeing a great deal of sunshine.

The soil is mostly comprised of calcareous elements which develop the fruity and spicy aromas, with persistent acidity. The wines from this terroir blossom as they age and have a very long lease of life... Rather muted in their youth, they develop towards a lemony character over time.


Riesling

  • Colour : A pretty shiny yellow complemented by silver tints.
  • Nose : This wine presents a fruity citrus bouquet with mineral notes.
  • Palate : Full attack, the structure and length are then dominated by the liveliness of white-fleshed fruit such as quince.

Pinot Gris

  • Colour : Golden yellow.
  • Nose : This wine boasts smoky aromas of undergrowth and fresh mushrooms.
  • Palate : An initial sweetness in the mouth with great volume, dominated by notes of quince and almond. A touch of acidity at the finish which balances the sugars and improves the aromatic length.

Gewurztraminer

  • Colour : A pretty golden yellow.
  • Nose : This wine offers intense aromas of exotic fruits such as lychee combined with notes of rose and lifted by subtly peppery spices.
  • Palate : In the mouth, the wine's structure is powerful and long. Good roundness contrasted by acidity enhancing the rose and spice aromas in the bouquet.

Engelberg

In the village of Dahlenheim, the Engelberg vineyard covers 14.8 hectares of the south-facing Scharrach hillside, between 250 and 300m altitude.

It has gravel-rich marly-calcareous soils that are very uniform and very shallow, rich in fossils particularly at the extreme western point where the Muschelkalk, or shell-bearing limestone, dominates. Its south-facing steep slopes enjoy long days of sunshine and an ideal microclimate.

The wines of the Engelberg, which bear the name "the hill of the angel", present a very nice harmony, a well-crafted body and an elegant bouquet.

Riesling

  • Nose : Very complex with a blend of fruits.
  • Palate : The Engelberg Riesling is excellently balanced with a well-structured body and elegant bouquet of delicate aromas. Promising, the palate is also very fruity; a straightforward fruitiness initially with a lengthy finish dominated by acidity.

Altenberg de Wolxheim

At the foot of the Rocher du Horn, the Altenberg forms the very heart of the Wolxheim vineyard and enjoys a south/south-westerly position. It has an ideal microclimate that is very dry at an altitude between 200 and 250 metres. The soil is gravel-rich marly-calcareous, particularly suited to Riesling grapes. Ideal for laying down and excellent with gastronomic food, over time the wine develops a powerful and balanced body with the delicate aromas typical of marly-calcareous soils: strength, structure and peppery spice.

Riesling

  • Colour : A golden yellow colour with green reflections
  • Nose : This Grand Cru opens over intense citrus flavours (orange and tangerine).
  • Palate : Lively attack with a great deal of structure. Persistant finish accompanied by a hint of mineral edge. With its delicious and generous personality, Riesling Altenberg de Wolxheim has a good ageing capacity, to be served with fine gourmet cuisine.

Altenberg de Bergbieten

Altenberg de Bergbieten is a vineyard of outstanding reputation; Altenberg is mentioned in documents dating back to the Middle Ages. The name Altenberg appears in archives relating to Pope Leo IX in the year 1050. Many religious congregations including the Bishopric of Strasbourg had their own vines there.

This 29.07-hectare vineyard is located in the village of Bergbieten at an altitude of 210-265 metres. Altenberg is south-east facing providing long sunny days, a remarkable microclimate and consistent clay-marl soil where the presence of dolomitic gravel encourages the warming and circulation of water. Its excellent position and the qualities of the soil glorify the Riesling and Gewurztraminer grapes. Their typical very floral, tender and subtle characteristics with an evident freshness reveal the authenticity of the terroir.

Riesling

  • Colour : Pretty yellow gold.
  • Nose : Riesling Altenberg de Bergbieten has a tender and subtle bouquet. One notes the discreet presence of citrus fruit and minerals.
  • Palate : Full and round, there is a very good acidic structure that finishes with lemon flavours. The fleshiness procures an intense feeling of length on the palate.

Wiebelsberg

To the east of the Kastelberg, the Wiebelsberg, meaning "the hill of the young girl", covers 12.52 hectares on the border with the community of Andlau at an altitude between 220 and 300 metres. The soil is sand and sandstone from the Vosges, well-draining, that heats quickly. Its south/south-east exposure, steep slope and river at the bottom of the valley add up to an ideal microclimate for the Wiebelsberg vineyard. Elegant, typical of the terroir, very floral, with a delicate fruitiness, a noble and elegant body, the Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Wiebelsberg ages admirably.

Riesling

  • Nose : Fine and very fruity, Riesling Wiebelsberg is a wine with classy and noble body.
  • Palate : Dominated by fruit, it is initially full on the palate and boasts a very pleasant tangy finish.

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