MARLY-LIMESTONE AND CLAY-LIMESTONE: :
This is a rich terroir made up of heavy soils. They generally produce wines that are slightly closed in their youth. This terroir is very interesting during hot years with a soil type that offers strength to the wines. They are often full-bodied and become mineral and more complex after a couple of years in the cellar (aromas of pepper, iris and lily).
Grand Cru Schœnenbourg Les Murailles Les Maquisards
his is an acid terroir with a sandy texture, requiring 6 to 8 years bottle ageing to express very complex spices (cinnamon, nutmeg and white pepper). Contrary to granite soils, they produce a longer lasting acid structure and are less aromatic in their youth. These soils heat up quickly with the slightest ray of sunshine:
Grand Cru Vorbourg
The silt tempers the raw strength of the clay and produces wines that are dense in their youth. This terroir offers better depth to the Gewurztraminer variety. As for the Rieslings, they express mineral characteristics after a couple of years ageing.