These vineyards express the notion of vins de terroirs and the character of grape variety makes way for the eloquence of the terroir. Our forbears had identified certain vineyards that, year after year, have a specific character and quality. Today there are deliberations for new laws recognising Lieux-dits as “younger brothers” of the Grands Crus in Alsace.

Grafenreben is a vineyard on a slope of clay and chalk that faces southeast. It is ideal for Riesling, both intense and salty, with nuances of stone fruit and walnut.

Designation: Alsace Contrôlée
Origin: Village of Zellengerg
Ageing potential: 15 years - it is best to wait for at least 3 or 4 years after bottling
It must be decanted.