The Lucien Albrecht Grands Crus vineyards are found in the south of Alsace, in a handful of communities neighboring Orschwihr. Lucien Albrecht Alsace Grands Crus feature a dry, full-bodied character; they are both robust and graceful, due to their atypical planting on unique terroirs.
The village of Orschwihr nestles in a pretty little valley dominated by the southeastern-facing Pfingstberg hillside, rising from 270 to 370 meters (885 to 1200 feet). The soil, essentially of chalky sandstone and micaceous sandstone, confers a marked typicity to the wines and develops floral aromas of the varieties best suited to the terrain, sauch as Pinot Gris.
The Alsace Grand Cru Spiegel is located in the towns of Bergholtz and Guebwiller, not far from Orschwihr. On a moderate slope rising from 260 to 315 meters (850 to just over 1000 feet), facing eastward, it enjoys an almost Mediterranean climate. The soil of conglomerate substrates has a sandy-clay texture with good water-retaining characteristics, yielding a Gewurztraminer that is persistent, with finesse and raciness on the palate.
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