A white grape grown on exceptional soil that is sculpted from 250 million year old volcanic ash: meet the 2018 Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg, another stunner from Domaine Bohn
The stony, sandy soil of the Alsace region provides excellent drainage and rapid warming, as the ground in this small valley is protected from the rain. Muenchberg translates to “Mountain of the Monks”, which refers to the Cistercian monks who were the first to farm the vineyard in the 12th century.
The terroir couldn’t be more perfect for Riesling. The nobility of the varietal is due to its late-ripening character and a rare, real fullness from the unparalleled terroir which, while unfertile, helps the vines produce fewer grapes but with a concentration of qualities.
Located 40 km south of Strasbourg, Domaine Bohn is run by Bernard and his son Arthur, and has been in the family for over two centuries. The vineyard is biodynamic and as far as winemaking goes, the Bohn family believes that minimal intervention gives maximum expression of the terroir.