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Located between mountains and plains, the Alsatian vineyard stretches over 120km from the Vosges foothills in the North to Thann in the South. In addition, there is the island of Wissembourg and Cleebourg, on the northern border of the region. It represents a surface area of 15,000 hectares.
The terroirs are born from the complexity of the mutual relations between the rocks of the subsoil, the earth, the atmosphere, the weather and the time that passes. The diversity of microclimates and the variety of soils present in the vineyards offer Alsace a wealth of terroirs, which men and women cultivate thanks to a diversity of grape varieties in order to bring out the "taste of terroir". Man's work allows the natural qualities of the soil and climate to be sublimated through well thought and controlled choices: choice of grape variety, cultivation of the soil, vineyard management, harvesting conditions, control of the wine-making process...
The 51 Grands Crus of Alsace, located on the hills of the sub-Vosges on exceptional land and sometimes on impressive slopes, are all privileged terroirs where the geology, climate and exposure form an exceptional combination. The AOC Grand Cru has very strict delimitation and regulations to ensure the quality and rarity of these wines. They become unique, fine and complex wines, most often suitable for ageing. The rigorous work of the men and women allows the wines to fully express their terroir through their aromas and structure.
The grape varieties allowed are the so-called "noble" Alsatian varieties: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Only the Grand Cru Zotzenberg is allowed to grow Sylvaner.