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.

On a relatively gentle slope, Schlosselreben has clay from the Oligocene of the tertiary period consisting of conglomerated rock on a base of marl. It faces west, which is interesting as it acquires great ripeness and retains fine acidity - and in certain years a glorious touch of botrytis.

Designation: Alsace Contrôlée
Origin: Village of Beblenheim
Ageing potential: 12 years - it is best to wait for at least 3 or 4 years after bottling
It must be decanted.