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Kaefferkopf

One of the locations classified as Grand Cru in Alsace (Haut-Rhin) n of the municipality Ammerschwihr within the appellation Alsace Grand Cru, It was initially not classified as a Grand Cru in 1932 due to two different types of soil. This led to a dispute lasting for decades, as this also applies to other locations. Finally, from the 2007 vintage, it was classified as a 51st Grand Cru. However, this excludes part of the historic Kaefferkopf from Grand Cru status. In the future, only AOC can be used on around 15 hectares Alsace be generated. An exception has also allowed the production of cuvées, The south-southeast facing vineyards at 230 to 350 meters above sea level cover 72 hectares of vines on loess and sedimentary rock with a particularly high lime or sand content. The location is divided into the districts of Erlenbrunn, Froehn, Gries, Hahnen, Hasengrab, Hebsack, Kaefferkopf, Kastzelberg-Purbergtal, Krettenruck, Meywihr, Oberhinterkirch, Pfulben, Purberg, Sommerberg, Steinbruecklen and Stichreben. There will be varieties Gewurztraminer, Muscat ( Muscat Blanc ) Pinot Blanc. Pinot gris and Riesling cultured. Well-known producers are JB Adam, Kuehn, Meyer-Fonné, Martin Schaetzel, Pierre Sparr and François Wackenthaler.

Kaefferkopf - municipality of Ammerschwihr with vineyards

Image: Par Bernard Chenal - Travail personnel, CC BY-SA 4.0 , Lien

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