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Route des Vins d'Alsace, production of Riesling, in particular Grand Crus of
" Schoenenbourg " (quoted as of 1644), constituting the " pearl of the vineyard ", and " Sporen "Renowned ever since the early Middle Ages, the wines of the Schoenenbourg were famous throughout northern Europe in the 16th century. The great Swiss cartographer, Merian, cited in 1663 : "The Schoenenbourg, which produces the most noble wine of this country". Voltaire owned several vineyards here.
On the Schoenenbourg, Riesling is King. Muscat and Tokay Pinot Gris also prosper admirably.
Schoenenbourg Grand Cru wines age particularly well, and in time develop powerful, rich aromas, Its microclimate makes it admirably suited to the production of prestigious Vendange Tardive and Selection de Grains Nobles late-harvest wines.
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