The Geisberg Grand Cru consists of steeply sloped terraces separated by two to three metre high walls. The vines are planted in direction of the slope and head South. The dominant soil is calcareous sandstone with a streak of marl. The geological unity is perfect.

The cool winds at night (Tahlwendala) leaving the valley enable a slow ripening of the grape. Moreover, the Vosges mountains protect the vines from damp winds coming from the North-West.

The Geisberg has one of the smallest areas but is also one of the most homogeneous Grand Crus of the region.

Its vines are dedicated mainly to the production of Riesling (98%)
At the André Kientzler vineyard, the high planting density (6500 plants per hectare) is an important competitive factor which allows the vineyard to fully reveal its heritage.

Moreover, these demanding grounds require permanent labour work.

What characterises the Geisberg Grand Cru ?

The Geisberg Grand Cru is the land of choice for Riesling. It provides magnitude and complexity with a unique depth and mineral dimension. It is also characterised by its exceptional aging potential ranging from a minimum of 20 to 25 years to much more for outstanding vintages.


STORY

In Winter 2003, we got together with a few winegrower friends. This was an opportunity to do a so-called vertical tasting (tasting several vintages of the same wine) of our Geisberg Riesling. The older bottles dated back to 1959, 1937 and even 1921. We were amazed by the rare complexity and incredible youth of each bottle. This remains to this day one of our best memories concerning wine tasting…

VINS DE GRANDS CRUS D'ALSACE

RIESLING GRAND CRU SCHOENENBOURG 2019

€30.00
<p>Elegant fruity bouquet. The texture is round and complex hold by a nice acidity. Large minerality brings complexity and length.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within its early years to appreciate its freshness and aromatic generosity. Keeping your wine for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru. </p>

PINOT GRIS GRAND CRU GEISBERG 2017

€34.00
<p>Elegantly fruity bouquet with notes of over-ripeness. The mouth is on a beautiful balance between a small touch of roundness and a salty finish. The wine, which tastes slightly tender, relies on the enveloping minerality of Geisberg to combine elegance and length.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within its early years to appreciate its freshness and aromatic generosity. Keeping your wine for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru. </p>

GEWURZTRAMINER GRAND CRU OSTERBERG 2017

€25.00
<p>Its bouquet with various expressions speaks with generosity. On the palate, ample and elegant fruit combines with a powerful mineral case on a not quite dry balance. Long persistent finesse. The natural tension of the Osterberg combines wonderfully with the generosity of the Gewurztraminer.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within early years to appreciate its freshness and aromatic generosity.<br />Keeping your wine for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru and the balance will progressively become drier.</p>

MUSCAT GRAND CRU KIRCHBERG 2017

€22.00
<p>Beautiful aromatic expression, refined without exuberance. Elegant and complex palate, structured by high salinity. A refined final touch and a soft bitterness gives extra length.<br />The expression of Muscat is very subtle, whilst mineral character predominates.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within the early years to appreciate its crisp and aromatic generosity.<br />Keeping it for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time, it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru.</p>

PINOT GRIS GRAND CRU OSTERBERG 2017

€25.00
<p>Pure aromas with notes of white fruit. Deep and broad palate. The wine, on a semi dry balance, stretches for some time on the palate with exotic fruit and a predominantly mineral character. <br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within its early years to keep all its qualities of richness and aromatic generosity.<br />Keeping it in your cellar for 5 to 10 years will reveal its finesse and mineral complexity, progressively building up a drier balance. Beyond that time, it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru.</p>

PINOT GRIS GRAND CRU KIRCHBERG 2016

€30.00
<p>Pure aromas with notes of white fruit. Deep and broad palate, carved with an amazing acidity for a Pinot Gris. The wine, on a dry balance, stretches for some time on the palate with a predominantly mineral character. Excellent gourmet wine.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within its early years to appreciate its freshness and aromatic generosity.<br />Keeping your wine for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru.</p>

RIESLING GRAND CRU OSTERBERG 2018

€25.00
<p>Rich and varied aromatic panel of white fruit and of many floral nuances, supported by a powerful mineral structure. Straightforward and sincere palate with tense and chiseled acidity. The beautiful taste scale and precise structure is how the natural elegance of Riesling is fully expressed. Superb tension with length and accuracy, giving persistence and uniqueness to the whole.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within its early years to appreciate its freshness and aromatic generosity.<br />Keeping the bottle for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time, it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru.</p>

RIESLING GRAND CRU GEISBERG 2017

€34.00
<p>Intense bouquet with a rich and varied aromatic scale,  marked by an amazing mineral depth and overall refinement. Texture both ample and precise, with a unique dimension on tasting. The powerful and profound mineral intensity is coupled with a mature and precise acidity. Palate with great tension, intense brightness and purity. The overall framework conveys length, elegance and refinement.<br /><br /><strong>Serving suggestion</strong><br />Drink within its early years to appreciate its freshness and aromatic generosity.<br />Keeping your wine for 5 to 10 years will reveal its dimension and mineral complexity. Beyond this time it will fully reveal the brilliance of a Grand Cru.</p>