On the edge of the medieval city of Bergheim, at an altitude of 220 to 320m, this vineyard runs along the southern side of the rather steep Grasberg hillock.
In the heart of the Ribeauvillé fault area which superimposes limestone and marl from the middle and lower Jurassic period, it is composed of very rocky, shallow and fossil-rich marl-limestone soil.
Bergenbach has a full south exposure, slightly removed from the Vosges front with a slope running down to a small stream, all favouring a warm and temperate climate with very regular temperatures and water supply.
Due to its harmony and typicity, this 35.06 ha vineyard prefers Gewurztraminer and Riesling grape varieties.
The pride and joy of Bergheim wine-growers, Altenberg has been known and celebrated for its great wines since the 12th century. Numerous quotations in the municipal archives still highlight its exceptional art of wine-making.
The perfect match between an intense and vibrant body, along with a fine and subtle aromatic expression, distinguish the Altenberg Grands Crus … simply excellent gourmet wines!