COLOR : White
DISTRIBUTION OF VARIETIES AND / OR BLENDINGS PLANT ON THE TERROIR:Auxerrois 40%, Muscat 20%, Gewurztraminer 19%
READY TO DRINK: 4 to 30 years
ABOUT THE PLACE-DIT
This locality was claimed and developed mainly by the Moyenmoutier abbey, present in Rorschwihr from the year 700. The Moines de Moyenmoutier (8th to 18th century) mentioned it in the 12th century. however, historians assume that its exploitation was undertaken before the 8th century by the Abbey of Wissembourg (8th to 12th century) because it cites its limits and has vines in this town which it appreciates for its wines. Moreover, it was this convent that was partially responsible for maintaining the vines of Pépin-le-Bref. Since its acquisition in 1348 by the Silo de Sélestat, the “Moenchreben” has been regularly mentioned. As a reminder, let us recall that this land, which literally means “Vine of the Monks”, was once delimited by a wall which, erected by the executors of the sentences of the Meyerhof colongère court, disappeared, in large part during the Hundred Years War. . We should also add that the reputation of this cru is based on its great Auxerrois and its exceptional Muscat, but the remarkable Pinot Gris and Riesling, not forgetting the Pinot noir, should not be omitted. Completely anecdotally, it should be noted that it was already mentioned under the heading “Grand-Cru”Even before the 1975 delimitation (see the 300 harvest declarations of Rorschwihr which mention the 12 localities. It should be noted that Rorschwihr only has 5 workers, 2 of whom do not have vines in the 12 localities of the Municipality, the other winegrowers being either cooperators or vendor of grapes).