This vineyard, at the foot of the three castles, East and South-East facing and sheltered from bod weather by the Vosges Mountains, receives a particularly dry and warm microclimate. The soil of this “lieu-dit” is essentially chalky and limestone-marl and is set at a height between 220 m and 240 m. It accommodates very well to the Riesling and the Gewürztraminer.
This soil gives to wines a strong opulence, fruitiness and an amazing fineness. The Crus are without a doubt predisposed to a great longevity while exalting their particular character and their aromas.
Located at the village of Eguisheim, this Grand Cru is partly extracted to oceanic influences of the impressive mountain massive. South-East facing, it benefits from plenty of sunshine. The marly limestone and clay-loam soil only holds water slightly and its color enables the heat to spread, resulting in very early ripening for the grapes.
This soil values particularly well Pinos Gris and Gewurztraminer. Wines of Pfersigberg are characterized by their body, their fruitiness, and their aromas. They are excellent “vins de garde”, wines to be kept.
This vineyard is located in the villages of Pfaffenheim and Westhalten, on the slopes at the Schauenberg Mountain, “le coteau de la contemplation”, hill of contemplation. The 38.90 ha area of the Steinert vineyard is set at a height between 245m and 248m, on East facing steep slopes on chalky and dry soil acting as a filter. Fallen rocks give it its name, so you see how the ground conditions winegrowing in Steinert. Indeed the winegrower has to carefully choose his stock for graft which has to be resistant to drought in those chalky terrains.
Wines from Steinert are characterized by their floral and mineral body. These are wines to be kept and need a few years before reaching all their potential.