The AOC Grand Cru was created in 1975 and features 51 classified areas, defined according to strict geological and climactic criteria. In 2011, each of these lieux-dits was recognised as an Appellation in its own right.
Bruderthal wines are renowned for the remarkable balance between their admirable structure and elegant bouquet.
The Gewurztraminer is particularly appreciated for its delicately floral aroma of acacia blossom and roses, as is the Riesling for its very intense aromatic persistence.
The Altenberg achieves perfect balance after several years of bottle-ageing, developing the specific bouquet
which is characteristic of clayey marl soils.
On the nose, a very floral bouquet, delicate and subtle. On the palate, lingering flavours, admirably enhanced by a freshness which reveals the peculiarity of the terrain.
Ideal for keeping and excellent with gastronomic dishes, the wines from the Altenberg of Wolxheim are flavourful and generous ; in time they develop a powerful and harmonious body with the delicate aromas typical of calcareous-clay soils.
Those wines are very well-balanced, full-bodied with an elegant bouquet.
Engelberg are most expressive after several years in bottle and with time develop the remarkably delicate aroma which is characteristic of calcareous clay soils.
The Steinklotz wines have great nobility and long ageing potential. They develop the delicate fruitiness and spicy aroma which characterise wines of calcareous origin.