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Kaefferkopf

One of the classified Grand Cru positions in the Alsace (Haut-Rhin) n the municipality Ammerschwihr within the appellation Alsace Grand Cru, It was not classified as a Grand Cru in 1932 because of two different soil types. This led to a decades-long dispute, since this also applies to other situations. Finally, from the year 2007, the classification as the 51st Grand Cru. This excludes however a part of the historical Kaefferkopf from the Grand Cru status. On around 15 hectares, in the future only AOC will be allowed Alsace be generated. A derogation has also permitted the production of cuvées, The oriented south to southeast vineyards in 230 to 350 meters above sea level cover 72 hectares of vineyards on loess and sedimentary rock with particularly high lime or sand content. The location is subdivided into the districts Erlenbrunn, Froehn, Gries, Hahnen, Hasengrab, Hebsack, Kaefferkopf, Kastzelberg-Purbergtal, Krettenruck, Meywihr, Oberhinterkirch, Pfulben, Purberg, Sommerberg, Steinbruecklen and Stichreben. It will be the 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 - Commune Ammerschwihr with vineyards

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

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