Grand Cru Pfingstberg

Pfingstberg is a pretty hillside at an altitude of 300 m which dominates the village of Orschwihr. This Grand Cru is spread over a south-east facing area of 28.15 hectares. Its upper parts sit on a chalky sandstone and micaceous sandstone substrate (Muschelkalk at the bottom and Bundsandstein at the summit).

As such the soil has more of a clay-sandstone texture in the lower parts. This geological peculiarity has given rise to a distinct name: Pfingstberg and Lippelsberg. The steep terroir slop made it necessary to build terraces consolidated with sandstone-brick walls.

The Château d’Orschwihr’s Grand Cru sits on the Bundsandstein sandstone chalk. We are spoiled by its fantastic Vendanges Tardives[1] Rieslings and sublime Tokay Pinot Gris from Sélections de Grains Nobles[2]. Its long aging guarantees its success as it ages very well indeed.

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