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.

This vineyard is adjacent to the eastern end of the Grand Cru Schoenenbourg, facing southeast. This terroir is quite complex and has brown marl and a little chalk with small quartzite rocks.
The soil is heavy and stony, making it particularly good for Riesling, which is very refined, with citrus notes and a finish of pure minerality.

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