GRAND CRU WIEBELSBERG

Alsace Grand Cru Wiebelsberg

"The Lady Hill"

 

 

Wiebelsberg is among the most feminine Alsace's Grands Crus, with descriptions of its wines dating back to 1828. A broad southern exposure, a steep slope, a river at the foot of the hill, all these elements help to create an ideal microclimate for the production of a great wine.

 

The pink sandstone soils here produce Rieslings that are fine, distinctive, very floral bouquet, delicate fruit, and noble, elegant body. Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Wiebelsberg ages admirably.

 

VARIETY : Dry Riesling

 

SOIL :consists of Upper Vosges pink sandstone. Since the sandstone is mainly composed of quartz crystals cemented by a siliceous and ferruginous matrix, with sometimes intervening layers of clay, the soil is therefore loose, sandy, well-drained and heats up quickly. The steep slope helps the soil to take advantage of all the sunshine, mainly during autumn.

 

VINEYARD : Situated at the northern entrance to the valley of Andlau, immediately to the east of the Kastelberg, the vineyard area of the Wiebelsberg extends between 220 and 300 metres elevation. A broad southern exposure, a steepslope, a river at the foot of the hill, all these elements help to create an ideal microclimate for the production of a Grand Cru wine.

 

HISTORY

The Wiebelsberg was already mentioned in 1828 by the vine expert Stoltz in his historical and topographical notices on vine-gowing and wines from Alsace.

 

WINE TASTING

With its fine, distinctive, very floral bouquet, delicate fruit, and noble, elegant body, Riesling Alsace Grand Cru Wiebelsberg ages admirably.

 

AGEING POTENTIAL : 10-20 years

 

WINE & FOOD : frill of fish with crushed tomato and peppermint, Comté, refined Chèvre cheeses...