BERGHEIM enjoys a privileged place on the alsatian wine trail. This medieval city of rich history has many marls-limestones terrains ideal for wine growing. This range of grounds is a real asset and an originality, which combined with the south-exposure of the terrains, give the wine an inimitable personality. Pride of Bergheim, the ALTENBERG is classified as "Grand Cru" well know for its wines since the 12th century.
The full south exposure, the distance of the Vosgean face and the strong slope support a hot microclimate and a good hygroscopy.
The working of the vineyard is one of the principal occupations of the winegrowers. Along the seasons, throughout the year, pruning, tying, trellising, trimming, thinning and various soil care tasks are achieved.
Unvaluable task among all, the GRAPE HARVEST, synonymous with harvest but also with feast, takes place in autumn. They are the result and the right reward of a long year of work.
The grapes are collected at maximum maturity in order to give the wine a beautiful behaviour, as well as a superb aromatic structure. However, an indian summer will perhaps even allow a late grape harvesting.