“Brand” – a German word meaning “fire” inspires the wines from this, the “land of fire” which have great finesse and a very particular minerality to them.
Situated at the entrance to the Munster valley and overlooking the small town of Turckheim, this vineyard takes the form of a natural amphitheatre rising to 380 metres in elevation. Thanks to its south/south-east facing slopes, this vineyard is blessed with a remarkable amount of sun. Geologically, the sub-soil is composed of granite with black and white mica flakes. Weathering has given rise to coarse soils which, though poor at retaining water, are nevertheless rich in mineral nutrients. Legend has it that the sun fought with a dragon and won in this “land of fire” and the wines produced here (including that of the “Grand Cru Brand”) have been celebrated since the Middle Ages.