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Alsace Grand Cru

Highest Appellation in the French winegrowing region Alsace that is a class above the normal AOC Alsace stands. The name is "Alsace Grand Cru" followed by the location on the label, Although it was already enacted in 1975, but the first list of then 25 layers was released in 1983. In 1992, a new provision came into force, at that time 50 sites in 47 municipalities were classified. The size varies considerably, it is between 3.2 and Kanzlerberg up to 80 hectares at Schlossberg, An important prerequisite for the classification was or is above all the geological uniformity within one location.

As this is probably the most famous Alsatian location Kaefferkopf is not true, it was considered after decades of discussions only from the 2007 vintage. Another requirement is wines of only the grape varieties Gewurztraminer, Muscat d'Alsace ( Muscat Blanc ) Pinot gris (formerly Tokay Pinot Gris), Riesling and as an exception Sylvaner, The wines have two exceptions unmixed be pressed. In the layers Altenberg de Bergheim and Kaefferkopf have been since the 2007 vintage too cuvées authorized. Another exception is since the year 2005 in a position Zotzenberg also the variety Sylvaner allowed.

The plots must (since 2001) be planted with a minimum density of 4,500 vines per hectare. The base maximum yield is 55 hl / ha, which can be increased by 20% annually depending on the weather to a maximum of 66 hl / ha. A machine reading is prohibited, it must be done by hand. Depending on the grape variety and location, the wines must have a minimum alcohol content of between 11 and 14% vol. The wines can also be developed as "Vendange Tardive" (late harvest) or "Sélection de Grains Nobles" (from noble rotten grapes).

The vineyards of all Grands Crus cover a total of about 1,700 hectares of vineyards. The production volume of Grand Cru wines is only 4% of Alsace. The best-known producers are each listed at the Grands Crus, including Dirler-Cadé. Hugel et Fils. Kuentz-Bas. Domaines Schlumberger and Trimbach, Alsace is administratively divided into two départements. These are the better wine region valid southern Haut-Rhin (Upper Rhine) and the northern Bas-Rhin (Lower Rhine). The 51st Grands Crus are:






Altenberg de Bergbieten 29 Riesling, GT, PG, Mu Bergbieten BR
Altenberg de Bergheim 35 GT, Riesling, Cuvée Bergheim MR
Altenberg de Wolxheim 32 Riesling, GT Wolxheim BR
fire 58 GT, Muscat, Riesling Turckheim MR
Bruderthal 18 Riesling, GT, PG, Mu Molsheim BR
Eichberg 58 Riesling, GT, PG Eguisheim MR
Engelberg 15 GT, Riesling, PG, Mu Dahlenheim, Scharrachbergheim BR
Florimont 21 GT, Riesling, Mu, PG Ingersheim, Katzenthal MR
Frank stone 56 Riesling, GT Dambach-la-Ville BR
Froehn 15 GT, PG, Muscat Zellenberg MR
Principality 31 Riesling, GT, PG Kientzheim, Sigolsheim MR
Geisberg 8th Riesling ribeauvillé MR
Gloeckelberg 23 Pinot Gris, GT Rodern, Saint Hippolyte MR
Goldert 45 GT, Mu, PG, Riesling gueberschwihr MR
Hatschbourg 47 GT, PG, Riesling, Mu Hattstadt, Voegtlinshoffen MR
stallion 78 GT, Mu, PB, Riesling Wintzenheim MR
Kaefferkopf 72 GT, PB, PG, Rie, Cuvée ammerschwihr MR
Kanzlerberg 3.2 PG, GT, Riesling Bergheim MR
Kastelberg 6 Riesling, GT, PG Andlau BR
Kessler 29 GT, PG, Riesling Guebwiller MR
Kirchberg de Barr 41 GT, Riesling, PG Barr BR
Kirchberg de Ribeauvillé 11 Riesling, Mu, GT, PG Riebauvillé MR
Kitterlé 26 Riesling, GT, PG Guebwiller MR
Mambourg 62 GT, PG, Mu, Riesling sigolsheim MR
Mandelberg 22 GT, Riesling, PG, Mu Beblenheim, Mittelwihr MR
Marckrain 54 Gewürztraminer, PG Bennwihr, Sigolsheim MR
Moenchberg 12 Riesling, PG Andlau, Eichhoffen BR
Muenchberg 18 Riesling Nothalten BR
Ollwiller 36 Riesling, GT Wuenheim MR
Osterberg 25 Riesling, GT, PG ribeauvillé MR
Pfersigberg (Pfirsigberg) 75 GT, PG, Riesling, Mu Eguisheim, Wettolsheim MR
Pfingstberg 28 GT, Riesling, PG, Mu orschwihr MR
Praelatenberg 19 Riesling, PG, GT, Mu Kintzheim, Orschwiller BR
Rangen 19 Riesling, PG, GT Thann, Vieux-Thann MR
Rosacker 26 GT, Riesling hunawihr MR
Saering 27 Riesling, Mu, GT, PG Guebwiller MR
Schlossberg 80 Riesling, PG, GT, Mu Kientzheim, Kaysersberg MR
Schoenbourg 53 Riesling, Muscat, PG Riquewihr, cell mountain MR
summer mountain 29 Riesling, GT, Mu, PG Katzenthal, Niedermorschwihr MR
sunshine 33 Pinot Gris, GT beblenheim MR
mirror 18 GT, PG, Riesling, Mu Bergholtz, Guebwiller MR
spore 24 GT, Pinot Gris Riquewihr MR
Steinert 39 GT, PG, Riesling Pfaffenheim, Westhalten MR
Steingrubler 23 Riesling, GT wettolsheim MR
Steinklotz 41 PG, Riesling, GT Marlenheim BR
Vorbourg 73 Riesling, GT, PG, Mu Rouffach, Westhalten MR
Wiebelsberg 13 Riesling Andlau BR
Wineck-Schlossberg 27 Riesling, GT Ammerschwihr, Katzenthal MR
Winzenberg 19 Riesling, GT, PG blienschwiller BR
Zinnkoepflé 69 GT, PG, Riesling Soultzmatt, Westhalten MR
Zotzenberg 37 GT, Riesling, PG, Syl Mittelbergheim BR

Alscae Grand Cru - Map Alsace and map with the Grands Crus

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edited by Norbert FJ Tischelmayer - January 2019

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