The terroir is highly characteristic, influenced by its location on the hill standing apart from the Vosgian foothills on the southern flank of Itterswiller and protected from the rain by the Ungersberg. Rainfall is consequently low, while the hill acts as a sun trap encouraging photosynthesis. The soil is a sandy one with red sandstone on the surface, which allows it to heat up quickly in spring. The terroir is planted with Pinot Gris and Riesling. Fruehmess gives wine with a particularly dry character, typical of this wonderful terroir, which has all but premier cru status.
The soil is a sandy one with red sandstone on the surface
The grapes are hand-picked to protect the skins, pressed whole, vinified and aged in 500 L Vosgian oak casks for 14 months.
aged in 500 L Vosgian oak casks for 14 months.