GRAND CRU FRANKSTEIN
is an area comprising 4 slopes overlooking Dambach-La-Ville and facing south/south-east.
From a geological point of view, the vineyard of Dambach-La-Ville is located in a granite arena with twin micas. The granite bedrock decomposes due to the freeze-thaw cycle and the effects of microbial life in the soil. This results in surface rocks and decomposed «granite sand».
These light, dry soils force the vines to send their roots down through the fissures in the bedrock in order to source water and mineral elements. This action naturally imparts a strong « terroir » effect on the wines.
The soil also accumulates the sun’s warmth during the day and radiates it at night, thus assuring optimal ripening of the grapes.
We invite you to learn more about our Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Frankstein with its delightful flower aromas and delicious spiciness.
GRAND CRU MUENCHBERG
is a marvel that cannot be categorized due to its geological formation and the unfathomable personality of the wines.
Well off the beaten track, Muenchberg emerges in a woodland setting where time seems to be frozen. Protected to the west by the Ungersberg Mountain whose peak rises to over 900 meters, the south-facing vineyard hugs the hillside in the shape of a crescent moon.
This is a terroir historically dedicated to Riesling; the conditions are ideal. It is a grape variety that thrives on austerity and late season sunshine.
In Muenchberg, we find two coexisting elements : low organic matter content in the soil due to the nature of the sandy ground and a site where the sun warms the soils in late autumn, thus allowing the grapes to finish their ripening cycle beautifully.
Our Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg begins life in an exceptional birthplace.