| The Herrenweg of Turckheim is an area situated in the plain nestled between Wintzenheim and Turckheim. Due to its location at the end of the Munster valley, this vineyard benefits from maximum sunshine especially in the evenings with the sun setting much later. The climate here is very dry (525mm to 600 mm of rain per year) and the valley winds often have an important drying effect both on the soil and the vines. This extremely privileged climate – in part with the soil type – is responsible for the precociousness of the vines and the ability of this particular locality to ripen its grapes very quickly.
Located on the alluvial fan of the Fecht river, a large part of the Herrenweg is made up of a clay-silty-sandy gravel-sand substratum on Vosges alluvia, Würm pebbles or loess on Würm alluvia. The soil drains well, heats up very quickly leading to a regular and homogeneous maturation of the grapes. As it leaves the river bed on the southern part of the Herrenweg, the Würm alluvia (stones, pebbles, sand…) are progressively covered with more or less extensive layers of loess. This section of the Herrenweg is marginally later-ripening and more fertile, producing slightly less aromatic, richer wines.
All varieties are planted on the Herrenweg. They share the same characteristic of being very aromatic and forward in their development and always defined by a very ripe acidity and opulent fruit.