Domaine Remy Gresser
About This Vineyard
Located in Andlau (a prime spot in the Bas-Rhin), half way between Colmar and Strasbourg, Domaine Rémy Gresser dates back to 1520, beginning with Thibault Gresser, a viticulturist and appointed provost of Andlau. Today, Rémy, a biodynamic wine grower, continues the family wine making tradition tending to his 35.5 acres.
His estate produces three Grands Crus: Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Moenchberg. The geology is extremely complex, and the three Grands Crus are very different in style. Wiebelsberg is the largest Grand Cru, and its sandstone gives very floral, lively Rieslings. Moenchberg, on granite, fossil limestone, produces succulent wines. Here Riesling performs very well. From Kastelberg, a unique terroir on Steige schist, a handful of growers produce some of Alsace’s most exciting wines, loaded with minerality. His crus or lieu dits (designated vineyards) are Brandhof (limestone), Duttenberg (clay-marne) and Kritt (gravelly soil). Each vineyard gives the wine a distinctive flavor.
Rémy produces exciting organic wines of great purity and expression from his 40 year-old vines.