Grands Crus

Riesling d'Alsace Spiegel

spiegelAn outstanding red sandstone terroir gives this wine an amazing aromatic complexity. Its long persistence on the palate is the hallmark of superb cellaring potential.

Our Riesling is impressive for its finesse, elegance and length on the palate.

Gewurztraminer d'Alsace Pfingstberg

gecpfingsbergThis Grand Cru located on steep marl-limestone-sandstone soil, produces heady and powerful wines, in which this variety’s powerful aromas make for a beautiful alcohol/fruit balance. With their strong floral aromas, Pfingstberg wines offer typicity at its best. They have superb cellaring potential.

Gewurztraminer d'Alsace Zinnkoepflé

gewzinThe full southern exposure on pure calcareous soil of this Grand Cru terroir allows this Gewürztraminer grape variety to fully express its intense spicy and floral aromas. Here, the terroir and the grape are in total harmony and bring forth wines of superb complexity.

The shell limestone of Zinnkoepflé and a very low rainfall average ( 270mm / 10 inches during the growing period) due to the protective role of the mountains (Petit and Grand Ballon d’Alsace ), combine to produce very aromatic and spicy wines that are full of character, especially when it comes to Gewurztraminer.

Paradoxically, Riesling is nothing but great finesse and elegant harmony.

Pleasing in their youth, the Zinnkoepflé Grands Crus have an extraordinary capacity for ageing and are therefore great candidates for cellaring and for special gourmet occasions.

As the emperor of Alsatian wines, Gewurztraminer prevails on this 68.40 ha/ 170 acres terroir predominantly composed of shell limestone. Riesling and Pinot Gris also thrive here.

An exceptional terroir

Zinnkoepflé is a majestic hillside, with rough and steep slopes facing south and south-east overlooking the picturesque and hospitable valley called Vallis Praenobilis (Highly Noble Valley) in ancient texts.

Known as the “rooftop of the Alsatian vineyard”, the Zinnkoepflé is protected from wind and rain, and thus enjoys a warm and dry micro-climate allowing grapes to grow in this calcaro-sandstone terroir of the Triassic period up to an altitude of 400 to 600m /1300 to 1600 ft. This microclimate creates an environment unique in Alsace by its Mediterranean biodiversity.