Grand Cru Kessler

To the north of Guebwiller, at an altitude of 300 to 390 m, the vineyards on the eastern side of the hill of Unterlinger are on a relatively steep and consistent slope of 28.5 hectares. As it name suggests at the heart of the Kessler there is a small south-east facing valley which shelters it from the northern winds and the currents of cold air brought by the Guebwiller valley.

The soil largely sits on a Bundstandstein Vosgian sandstone substrate which gives the sandy-clay its reddish colour. At the foot of the hill a linear chalk Muschelkalk outcrop covers sandstone colluviums and produces more clay like, compacted and red soils, without noticeably changing the homogeneity of the lieu-dit.

The nature of the soil is ideal for growing Riesling which develops in acidity and mineral sophistication.

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