Meeting very strict rules with regard to their production, the Grands Crus are the jewel of Alsace production. Their origin is entwined in the history of the vineyard and their character is formed right at the depths of the terroir.
Mentioned in archives dating back to 1338, the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru is the oldest of the defined lieux-dits in Alsace.
It is a terroir with a highly complex geology lying on the south-east facing slopes above Ammerschwihr.
Here, the roots plunge deep into the clay and granite faults on soils saturated with calcium and magnesium.
Lying above the village of Sigolsheim, the Mambourg Grand Cru faces south on a promontory overlooking the Alsace plain.
It enjoys high levels of sunshine and receives the westerly wind from the Kaysersberg valley.
The marl-limestone ground is made up of red clay soil with limestone slabs in which the roots infiltrate.
| Grand Cru Kaefferkopf :
A historic cuvée, it is the only blend authorised along with Altenberg de Bergheim.
A mixed planting of around 25% Riesling and 75% Gewurztraminer.
Very different from each other, these grapes have drawn their sap from the same soil.
They have been harvested, pressed and vinified together to create a unique Alsace wine: the KAEFFERKOPF Grand Cru
Its delicate aromatic notes on the nose and its full and elegant structure on the palate reflect all the magic of the marriage of the grapes and the terroir.
To enjoy with friends accompanied by different coloured and flavoured verrines.
|Riesling Grand Cru Kaefferkopf :
This wine comes from two parcels boasting perfect locations, one lying on granite and the other on a sandstone lens.
The parent rock is sometimes up to 30 cm beneath the surface.
Here the roots plunge to the deepest faults and it is from this soil that this wine draws its unique character: a delicate nose of citrus fruits, fresh and silky on the palate with a long and straight finish.
It is a cheerful and lively wine which will enhance any culinary creations based around fresh or sea water fish.
|Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kaefferkopf :
From parcels lying on 3 of the 6 hills which make up the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru, this Gewurztraminer reflects all the variety and complexity of this terroir.
It is this clay-granite soil which gives the wine its finesse and its elegance: nuances of roses on the nose, rich and smooth on the palate with a long and slightly smoky finish. Its balance and its smoothness make it the perfect wine for you and your guests to enjoy as an aperitif, served with exotic cuisine or with a fruit tart or quite simply to savour on its own.
|Muscat Grand Cru Mambourg :
The marl-limestone soil, the steep, south-facing slope, an old vine planted in tight rows and an aromatic grape variety par excellence:
The perfect alchemy for creating a delicate wine which reflects the terroir.
From the nose to the palate you discover the delicate perfume of the Muscat combined with the richness and vivaciousness which underline this wine.
It will delight guests when served as an aperitif and pleasantly surprise them when served with a strawberry pastry.
|Pinot Gris Grand Cru Mambourg :
The Pinot Gris vines are situated on the prow of this sunny terroir.
They give rise to a wine full of character which fully expresses the strength and the structure of this terroir.
Its deep colour unveils a lovely radiance. The complex nose is highlighted by light aromas and a hint of minerality.
The palate is treated to an explosion of fruits and a soft and balanced finish. It is an opulent wine without being heavy which can be served as an aperitif and which is the perfect accompaniment to any dishes based around foie gras.