Some regions simply embody the essence of winegrowing: the Clos Gaensbrœnnel terroir does just this. These 3 prestigious hectares produce some of the best Gewurztraminers, an exceptional Grand Cru known as the Kirchberg de Barr Clos Gaensbroœnnel.
THE ORIGINS OF THE CLOS GAENSBRŒNNEL
Its name translated as “the goose fountain” in Alsatian is a reference to an old fountain which springs from a stone goose at the foot of the vines. The water was drawn from the vineyard subsoils, offering a source of drinking water for the local geese. All 3 hectares of this prestigious terroir are delimited by century-old stone walls and produce one of the world’s best Gewurztraminers: the exceptional Grand Cru that is the Clos Gaensbrœnnel.
AN EXCEPTIONAL TERROIR
The region’s terroir, characterized by an unusual geological formation and located at the base of the Vosges mountains, is widely recognized for its high quality. The marine environments left over from the Mezozoic era include calcareous beds, sandstones and calcareous clays (marls). The vast variety of rock types contributes to the strong mineral richness of the chalky sandstone and marl-limestone terroir, which is particularly suited for growing the different grape varieties.
FLAVOR PROFILE OF CLOS GAENSBRŒNNEL WINES
Riesling and Gewurztraminer are fine, classy wines that develop delicate, floral aromas with mineral notes. Clos Gaensbrœnnel has been the Maison’s signature cuvée since the 1930s.