The Kirchberg Grand Cru de Ribeauvillé is located on a fairly steep hillside, facing south, south-west with a terrace at the top with a cooler climate.

The soil is mainly sandy marl with a streak of limestone and these lands enable a slow maturation of the grape due to the altitude and cool winds. The Kientzler vineyard has cultivated a great variety of vine stock over decades on this Kirchberg Grand Cru hillside.

Traditional Muscat, poorly represented amongst the Grand Cru compete with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Auxerrois. Our plots, mainly situated on the heights of Grand Cru are planted with a density of 5500 plants per hectare.

What characterises the Kirchberg Grand Cru from Ribeauvillé?

Of the 3 great Grands Crus of the district, the Kirchberg is the one which has the coolest climate and late vintage.

It produces structured mineral wines, fine and refined, blended together with an outstanding salinity.

 


STORY

The Auxerrois is a vine stock which cannot be called Grand Cru. Nevertheless, we maintain the heritage of this plot planted in 1959, in other words, 20 years before the Grand Cru was trademarked.


DETAIL

The Church Saint-Grégoire at the bottom of the hill inspired the name of Grand Cru Kirchberg which means the churchhill.

VINS DE GRANDS CRUS D'ALSACE

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>

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>

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>

RIESLING GRAND CRU GEISBERG 2016

€38.00
<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>

PINOT GRIS GRAND CRU KIRCHBERG 2018

€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>

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>

RIESLING GRAND CRU KIRCHBERG 2018

€30.00
<p>Intense mineral and white fruit bouquet. The texture combines high aromatics purity and deep acidity. Vibrant wines with good length support all along by an attractive minerality. Grand Cru Kirchberg defines wines by elegance and here refinement is at every step of the wine.<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>