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Localities : [ Ammerschwihr ]
An exceptional site :
Divided into several sectors which enclose the South and West sides of the charming little town of Ammerschwihr, and covering a total of 71.65 hectares, the Kaefferkopf hillside faces mainly East, with a slope of 10 to 20%, but reaching 35% in places, at an altitude of between 240 and 350 metres.
Favoured varietals :
It is characterised by a complex geologogical substratum, combining granite on its upper parts with shelly limestone then sandstone lower down. The resulting soils are quite varied, although they retain the overall typological classification of brown soils saturated with calcium and magnesium.
Within living memory...
The Kaefferkopf’s longstanding historical reputation made it one of the jewels in the crown of Alsace vineyards, and it was granted judicial protection as far back as 1932, long before even the conceptof Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée had emerged.
Typical characteristics :
The complexity of its soils, together with the quality of its climate, make the Kaefferkopf an ideal site to plant single vine varieties such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, as well as the blends of grapes which are one of the characteristics of this Grand Cru vineyard. All these wines are capable of revealing their signature elegance allied to powerful aromas.
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