The finest of these vineyards express the notion of vins de terroirs even more clearly than the Lieux-dits, and the character of grape variety makes way for the eloquence of the terroir. Our forbears had identified and named these vineyards that have a specific character and quality year after year. Most of the vineyards were named by the medieval monks and their superiors.

It was the first Grand Cru vineyard in Alsace (80 hectares) and Riesling is the King, as it was centuries ago. Most of the vines face due south. The terroir of the very steep slope of Schlossberg are on a crystalline mineral of granite from the basement of the Vosges Mountains, with sandstone and shale from the Devonian period.
The result is great Rieslings with richly floral scents, finesse and crystalline acidity balanced with great charm.

Designation: Alsace Grand Cru Contrôlée
Origin: Villages of Kientzheim and Kaysersberg
Ageing potential: 15 to 20 years - it is best to wait for at least 3 or 4 years after bottling
It must be decanted.