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    Shielded in part from the oceanic influences by the imposing mountain chain, the Pfersigberg hillsides have slopes with particularly sunny east-south-east exposure. The conglomerate-like hillside subsoil is composed of varied limestone pebbles: grey and very hard Muschelkalk formations or yellow and less resistant from the Middle Jurassic period. The marl-limestone soil from this parent rock is classed among the heavy limestone-content calcium magnesium soils, thus a rendzina type with alkaline pH varying between 7.7 and 8.

    In this sort of clayey-silt textured terrain, the average water retention as well as the soil colour and the low humidity which favour intense heat rays, leads to a very early-ripening of grapes.

    Pfersigberg, which stretches over 74.55ha, has a strong preference for Gewurztraminer. Pinot Gris, Riesling and Muscat also develop wonderful complexity, a lot of elegance and finesse.

    Pfersigberg is cited during the 16th century in lease agreements between lords and convents. More recently, the Eguisheim wine-growers awarded a prize for Pfersigberg wines during the first Wine Fair in Colmar in 1927.

    Pfersigberg wine, and more specifically Gewurztraminer, is characterized by body, fruitiness, aroma and longevity.


    This Grand Cru has a memorable light spirit.  

    With ample body, the dense and straight-forward acidity of the wine produced is marked by citrus fruits, notably limes. Nervous and willowy, the wine purity enhances the aromas of flowers and the minerality expresses itself in the length.

    Riesling immediately develop enchanting notes of yellow or citrus fruits, ending with a saline intensity and a freshly subtle length. Gewurztraminer produces notes of rose and fresh, chiselled almonds. This is straightforward and delicate wine.

    Romain Ilitis
    Meilleur Sommelier de France 2012 & Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2015 


    Pfersigberg is already delicious after three or four years thanks to its intense fruitiness. But it can age admirably and develop a delicate minerality. A wine which opens up quickly to become stable and then slowly evolves over several years.

    During early vintage: notes of yellow fruits (peach, apricot) give a sensation of density without losing a mineral neatness. 

    During late vintage: the fruity aspect remains present. Riesling underlines zests of citrus fruits (lime or kumquat) whereas Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer evolve towards exoticism with passion fruit and pineapple. 


    These wines are great table partners. This wine loves all Mediterranean cuisine. Rockfish and olive oil are products which easily match the lime notes of this Grand Cru. Desserts with orange blossom or dried fruits are subtle matches for these Gewurztraminer wines.