Haguenau de Bergheim

Evokes the convent of Haguenau, formerly owner of the plot – City from 780


    • Slope: medium to low
    • Altitude:Around 310 meters
  • EXPOSURE: Uniformly oriented South-East


Haguenau de Bergheim is a Keuper dolomitic terroir with an over concentration of trace elements, especially magnesia. This tiny island of a few hectares is quite unique It comes from the evaporation, neither too steep nor too slow, of a backwater of a river under fairly stiff water, which prevented the formation of crystals, which is the case a little further down in the Kanzlerberg Grand Cru. from Bergheim. In geology, a soil is rich in magnesium with 500 ppm or at this place in this Haguenau cru from Bergheim we find more than 4500 ppm So this soil of lacustrine origin is relatively fertile and very difficult to work.

This soil said minute by our elders, rich in clays of the montmorillonite type, has a very particular management of water. The slot for removing the joints retracts in summer to the point that we can push into the ground a stem of a young plantation. has more than 80 cm in this soil. In addition it is very abrasive due to the presence of alluvial silica. The vines cannot grow in this place solely thanks to the plastic dynamics of the surface clays which in depth are more compact, more ordered and angular. These geophysical and hydrological constraints slightly hamper the natural fertility of the clays. However, they have a strong impact on the growth of the vine. This soil is – moist in depth thanks to the retention capacity of clay, – scorching and dry on the surface due to the winds and the sun during the day; – dry and cool for the aerial part at night thanks to a very low albedo which diffuses its energy all night long until the morning due to the gray color of the marl.


Color : White

Distribution of grape varieties and / blend planted on the terroir:Gewurztraminer 70%, Riesling 18%, Pinot Grey 10%? pINOT black 2ù


GEWURZTRAMINER : sweet / savory cuisine, grilled pig, Chinese cuisine, caramelized pork cuties …

GEWURZTRAMINER LATE HARVEST : dishes with wasabi, spicy dishes, goose foie gras …



The wines of Haguenau de Bergheim have the ability to make all consumers understand the salinity theme on the palate, even the neophyte, so strong is the particularity of this touch on the palate.

The first years the aromatic intensity is very discreet and not affiliated with the grape variety. There are notes of earth, yellow fruit, dry fruit slightly overripe and roasted. The palate is very carnal and generous underlined by a beautiful saline acidity which immediately opens the salivary glands; hence a salty touch on the palate that satisfies customers in Nordic countries and destabilizes consumers in Latin countries.

This structural power refines with age to reveal the elegance of minerality combined with extraordinary length.

The influence of the place combined with the terroir, age, maturation in the bottle, decanting, gem salts, the salty side of magnesia give the wine a subtle combination of breathtaking sweet and savory.

The Gewurztraminer grape variety is powerfully constrained by this terroir which gives it an orientation more focused on materials than on fruit. Rather high pH, ​​rather low acidity; passerillage and botytization play the role of concentrators which extend its guard.

With a few years in the bottle, the intensity of the aromas is subtly revealed on the nose and on the palate. This sensation of salinity associated with noble bitterness and overripe fruit amazes the taste buds. The subtle harmony of natural resources in their youth improves wonderfully over time.


The Haguenau de Bergheim is a high plateau at the top of the end of the eastern ridge, from a clay-marl limestone sub-hill ahead towards the Rhine plain. This opening to the panoramic landscape of the four cardinal points makes the most of the abundant sunshine from morning until sunset.

By this privileged situation, the winds of the foehn which play the role of accelerator of maturity and passerillage on the grape, the westerly wind is deviated by the mountain of Schlusselstein and the north wind is non-existent because it is diverted by the hill of Altenberg of Bergheim and the various valleys further north.

The toponymy of the name: Before the 5th century its name was Hagenach then Le Haguenau de Bergheim. It has become a place dedicated to pressing, in particular on behalf of the Haguenau convent, which levied a slightly lower tax than the Trottaker de Ribeauvillé.

All these peculiarities allow the early development of passerillage, secondly accompanied by the formation of a very fine botrytization which is often intracellular, in both hot and cold years. In this vintage, there is never a presence of gray rot. Thus, the winegrowers can harvest the grapes late in order to overconcentrate the grapes and highlight all the peculiarities and complexity of this vintage.



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