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Kaefferkopf

One of the sites classified as Grand Cru in Alsace (Haut-Rhin) n the municipality of Ammerschwihr within the Alsace Grand Cru appellation. It was not classified as a Grand Cru in 1932 due to two different types of soil. This led to a dispute that lasted for decades, as this also applied to other sites. Finally, the classification as 51st Grand Cru took place from the 2007 vintage onwards. However, this excludes a part of the historical Kaefferkopf from Grand Cru status. In future, only simple AOC Alsace may be produced on around 15 hectares. Since the 2007 vintage, an exception has also allowed the production of cuvées. The south-south-east facing vineyards at an altitude of 230 to 350 metres above sea level cover 72 hectares of vineyards on loess and sedimentary rocks with a particularly high lime or sand content. The site is divided into the districts of Erlenbrunn, Froehn, Gries, Hahnen, Hasengrab, Hebsack, Kaefferkopf, Kastzelberg-Purbergtal, Krettenruck, Meywihr, Oberhinterkirch, Pfulben, Purberg, Sommerberg, Steinbruecklen and Stichreben. The varieties Gewürztraminer, Muscat(Muscat Blanc), Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling are cultivated. Well-known producers are J. B. Adam, Kuehn, Meyer-Fonné, Martin Schaetzel, Pierre Sparr and François Wackenthaler

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