Molsheim and its wines
The Bruderthal dominates the city of Molsheim, where it enjoys a privileged microclimate. It is exposed to the Southeast and this protects it from the Northern winds. Not exceeding 300 metres, its altitude provides ideal conditions for the ageing of wine grapes.
Thanks to these excellent climatic conditions, combined with the quality of soil, Bruderthal ranks among the best soils of Alsace.
Its extremely homogenous, marly-calcareous soils lie on a limestone and dolomite substrate from upper Muschelkalk and Lettenkohle. Remarkably stony, especially towards the upper end of the slope, they draw the best part of the sunlight.
Preferred vine varieties
The Riesling and the Gewurztraminer largely dominate the plantations of the Bruderthal. The Muscat also grow remarkably well.
From the memory of the connoisseur...
The quality of the Bruderthal has made it a highly sought after soil. Its name came from the Cistercian monks, who cultivated it. It was mentioned in the history of Molsheim for the first time in 1316, when the bishop of Strasbourg owned vines there.
An admirable frame and an elegant bouquet produce remarkable complementarities here and mark the wines of Bruderthal. The Gewurztraminer is appreciated particularly for their infinitely delicate floral aromas of acacia and rose, and the Riesling for their very intense, aromatic persistence.
A few years of ageing will reward the amateurs who will then discover the great vintages of the Bruderthal in their full plenitude.
The wines of Finkenberg became famous thanks to the Carthusian monks. The smooth, aristocratic character and a refined bouquet are just some of the traits that give these wines their regal quality. The slope of Hahnenberg, terrace vineyard, was neglected for a long time but today it provides excellent ageing conditions. Its wines are full-bodied, framed and aged.