Alsace Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr
Southeast-facing hillsides on the border of Barr.
The southeast-facing Kirchberg hillside, lying east of the Champ-du-Feu, is located near the town of Barr, in an area of fault zones. The soil of the Kirchberg, at an altitude of 215 to 330 meters (705 to 1080 feet) is limestone or limestone marl. The wines produced from these vines have typically spicy aromas and a fruity, delicate taste. The Kirchberg de Barr wines mature more slowly than certain others, which allows them to develop additional quality in the body, producing wines meant for aging.
Our Alsace wine Grand Cru Kirchberg de Barr Wolfberger comes in two varietals, GEWURZTRAMINER and PINOT GRIS.
Did you know?
Kirchberg means “the church slope” in English. It’s a lieu-dit, greatly appreciated since 1760. It owes its name to the St. Martin Chapel erected at the top of the hillside. The wines were already famous in 1760, before the French Revolution, most notably the varietals like Gewurztraminer, Riesling and the Pinot Gris.