Kientzheim & Sigolsheim
The Kaysersberg valley, protected from the winds, welcomes the Furstentum hillside in its bosom. With a south-south-west exposure, it’s an island of Mediterranean calcicolous vegetation.
The brown, limestone soil is pebbly, skeletal and porous with outcrops of bedrock. These are marl-limestone-sandstone from the Middle Jurassic period, covered at the end with Tertiary conglomerates.
It’s a steep slope (37%) which optimizes the sun on a soil which accumulates heat and water. These are privileged conditions to make great wine.
Furstentum has 30.50 ha planted with Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Alsace Pinot Gris.
Furstentum was already cited in 1330 in the inventory of wines belonging to the Basel convent.
A wine which ages well, Furstentum has great finesse and remarkable aromatic weight.