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Alsace Grand Cru Hengst

This vineyard dates back to the 9th century.

South of Wintzenheim, near Colmar, this vineyard dating back to the 9th century spreads over a somewhat steep slope. Among the first owners mentioned are Lazare de Schwendi, a Lord of Haut Landsbourg and a great figure of the Middle Ages in Alsace. It’s during this period that the reputation of the terroir was made, which explains why the growing areas are so big. Thanks to soil composed of Tertiary conglomerates and calcareous marls, its wines are solid and well-built. Essentially planted with Gewurztraminer, the Pinot Gris and the Riesling also have a choice place in its ranks.

 

When young, the wines from the Hengst (which means stallion) have a rather wild character; with bottle-aging the Grand Cru Hengst becomes more refined and gentler. This thoroughbred will astonish gourmets and connoisseurs with its superb aging potential.

 

Our Alsace Grand Cru Hengst Wolfberger comes in three varieties, GEWURZTRAMINER, PINOT GRIS and RIESLING.

 

Did you know?

It’s said that in September, the cool nights breathe the scent of horses on this vineyard. This Grand Cru is able to deliver wines whose liveliness, power and vivacity can be compared to a stallion, from which it gets its name.

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