Alsace Vineyards 1 - Wissembourg to Mosheim

  1. Between what cities is the northern part of the Bas-Rhin Département
    • Wissembourg to Mosheim
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  2. Bas-Rhine Zone 1 is in which fault bundle?
    Saverne
  3. Where is the northern point of entry/exit for the Alsace Wine Route?
    Marlenheim
  4. Name the beginning of the Vosges foothills
    Scharrachbergheim
  5. Describe the Steinklotz Grand Cru
    • Translation: Stone Block
    • Location: Marlenheim
    • Zone: northern Bas-Rhin (1), Wissembourg to Mosheim
    • Soil: Limestone; Hard muschelkalk and dolomitic limestone
    • Vineyard: 40.6 ha (101.5 acres), faces S, SE, altitude 200-300 m (660-990 ft), steep slope with a scant 20 cm (8") loamy top soil
    • Grapes: R, G, PG
    • Sleeping Beauty: Arthur Metz, Romain Fritsch
    • Notable: First written record of wine in Alsace indicated the Merovingian King Childebert II owned vineyards here in 589 AD
  6. Describe the Engelberg Grand Cru
    • Translation: Angel Mountain
    • Location: Dahlenheim & Scharrachbergheim, 20 km (12 mi) from Strasbourg
    • Zone: northern Bas-Rhin (1), Wissembourg to Mosheim
    • Soil: Marl-Limestone; pebbly marl rich in muschelkalk
    • Vineyard: 14.8 ha (37 acres), faces S, altitude 250-300 m (825-990 ft), steep slope
    • Grapes: R, G
    • Born-Again: Domaine Pfister, Maurice Heckmann, Domaine Bechtold, Domaine Loew
    • Notable: Wines first mentioned in 884 AD
  7. Describe the Altenberg de Bergbieten Grand Cru
    • Translation: Old Mountain of Mountain Grant
    • Location: Bergbieten
    • Zone: northern Bas-Rhin (1), Wissembourg to Mosheim
    • Soil: Marl-Limestone-Gypsum; marl, gypsum, and dolomite limestone
    • Vineyard: 29.07 ha (72.7 acres), faces SE, altitude 215-265 m (710-875 ft)
    • Grapes: 80% (R, G), 20% (PG, Muscat)
    • Established Star: Domaine Loew, Frédéric Mochel, Roland Schmitt, Cave du Roi Dagobert
    • Notable: First mention in 1050
  8. Describe the Altenberg de Wolxheim Grand Cru
    • Translation: Old Mountain of Wolx Home
    • Location: Wolxheim
    • Zone: northern Bas-Rhin (1), Wissembourg to Mosheim
    • Soil: Marl-Limestone; gravel-rich marl-limestone over a Dogger limestone sub-soil
    • Vineyard: 31.2 ha (78 acres), faces S/SE, altitude 200-250 m (660-825 ft)
    • Grapes: R, G
    • Born-Again: Laurent Vogt, Clément Lissner, Cave du Roi Dagobert
    • Notable: Owned by diocese of Strasbourg (1003), Abbaye of Hohenbourg (1188), Abbaye of Altdorf (1192), hospital of Strasbourg (1320)
  9. Name the automobile manufacturer is based in Molsheim
    Bugatti: founded in 1909 by Ettore Bugatti and folded at his death in 1947; revived in Modena in 1987; relocated to Mosheim in 1998 by Volkswagen
  10. Describe the Bruderthal Grand Cru
    • Translation: Brothers, named for the Cistercian monks
    • Location: Molsheim
    • Zone: northern Bas-Rhin (1), Wissembourg to Mosheim
    • Soil: Marl-Limestone; marl-limestone on top of a muschelkalk sub-soil; stoney upper slope
    • Vineyard: 18.4 ha (46 acres), faces SE, altitude 300 m (990 ft)
    • Grapes: R, G, PG, M
    • Sleeping Beauty: Gérard Neumeyer, Bernard Weber
    • Notable: Registered to the Bishop of Strasbourg in 1316
  11. How many important terroirs are in the northern Bas-Rhin, Wissembourg to Molsheim (zone 1)?
    • Grand Crus: 5
    • Lieu-Dits: 0
    • Clos: 0
Author
mikedutch
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Alsace Vineyards 1 - Wissembourg to Mosheim
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Wine Scholar Guild Alsace Master Level Program
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