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Klevener de Heiligenstein

French specialty Alsace who belongs to the group of wines in the appellation Alsace counts. The strong white wine is made from the rare variety Savagnin Rose (variety Traminer ), which is also known here as Clavner, Klevner, Klevener de Heiligenstein or Savagnin Rose Non Musqué. The variety was introduced here in 1742 by Erhard Wantz, the mayor of the Heiligenstein community. A statue was erected in his honor in his honor. It is an Alsatian novelty that the cultivation of a variety is limited to a single district. The vineyards cover 25 hectares of vineyards in the eponymous community and five neighboring towns. Well-known producers are the WG Cave Vinicole d'Andlau, Charles Boch and Jean-Paul Dock.

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