Enchenberg is in the Vieux-Thann area, located at the mouth of the Thann valley, which has an area of 4 hectares, is at an altitude of between 350 and 400 m and is fully south facing.

This area’s soil is made up of glacial moraines which are the result of glacier erosion. The soil is extremely dry and gravelly which makes its preparation difficult. The mineral concentration is particularly low in this type of soil and therefore the yield is also low.

The hillside which had been used to grow grapes since the XVIth Centaury was abandoned by its successive owner after WWII because of the steepness (40%). From 1988 onwards it was bought progressively by the Château d’Orschwihr, transformed into terraces and farmed from 1990, becoming a monopole[1] in 2005.

This terroir[2], used exclusively for growing Riesling and Pinot Gris, gives its grapes a mineral richness and elegance worthy of the great vins de garde.

[1] An area controlled by a single winery.

[2] A terroir is a group of vineyward from the same region, belonging to a specific appellation, and sharing the same type of soil, weather conditions, grapes and wine-making savoir faire, which contribute to its specific personality of wine.

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