Clos hauserer of Wintzenheim
The Clos Hauserer lies at the foot of the Hengst Grand Cru, on a gentle easterly slope. The subsoil is identical to that of the Hengst, that is, oligocene marl and limestone. However, due to this vineyard’s location in a small basin at the lower end of the slope, various elements have been deposited on the surface following erosion: it is a colluvial slope.
This soil rich in clays and chalk gives much structure to the Riesling and above all a malic acidity more marked in cold years. This vineyard produces great wines in the best vintages and has been extremely consistent since the early 1990s. Planted in 1973, the vines are starting to reach that more serene age which produces wines for keeping.