One of the vineyards classified as Grand Cru in Alsace within the Alsace Grand Cru appellation. It is one of the oldest vineyards in Alsace, with documentary evidence that it was owned by the Merovingian king Childebert II in 589. (570-596). The vineyards cover 41 hectares of vines on calcareous, stony soil in the commune of Marlenheim. They are planted with the classified varieties Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer. However, Pinot Noir is also grown on a large scale and efforts are being made to have this variety recognised as a Grand Cru. Well-known producers are Romain Fritsch and Laugel.
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