Bennwihr et Sigolsheim
To the south of the village of Bennwihr, when leaving the Kaysersberg valley, the Marckrain vineyard sits on the famous Route des Vins between 200 and 300m in altitude. It benefits from a very favourable south-east exposure and a notable Colmar-specific microclimate. The terroir of 53.35ha is made of Oligocene-epoch coastal conglomerate. The soil is marl-limestone with mostly Oolithic limestone pebbles with interbedded marl.
Here it’s Gewurztraminer which rules. One can also find the Alsace Pinot Gris.
Bennwihr, the “Beno Estate” was documented in 777, designated under the name Beno Villare. The Celtics Route which runs along the Vosges foothills, at one time passed at the foot of the Marckrain slopes.
Very well structured, full-bodied, intense and with very developed complex aromas, the Marckrain Gewurztraminer boasts a perfect harmony.
Pinot Gris offers a fine and discrete fruitiness. It is heavy and fragrances with typical terroir aromas.