Alsace Grand Cru Frankstein
Dambach-la-Ville, a medieval city, is home to the Frankstein.
Dambach-la-Ville, a medieval city in the Bas-Rhin, is home to the Frankstein, located on a filtering granite-mica scree that retains the heat well, enjoying sunshine from morning on. This terroir has a rare homogeneity, well-suited for the Riesling and Gewurztraminer which offer subtle but easily recognizable fruitiness. The wines from the Frankstein will be at their best and most expressive after several years of aging. They are delicate and racy, rich in floral aromas of great finesse.
Our Alsace Grand Cru Frankstein Wolfberger comes in two varieties, GEWURZTRAMINER and PINOT GRIS.
Did you know?
It means “frank stone” in English. By the Middle Ages, the reputation of the Frankstein had travelled far beyond Dambach-la-Ville. Numerous manors, dioceses and abbeys tried to own the grapevines. In 1292, the convent of St Agnès in Strasbourg owned the vines, but also cited is the Unterlinden Abbey in Colmar and the Strasbourg diocese, in 1320.