Climate

The vineyards of Alsace are situated on the eastern side of the Vosges mountain range, thirty kilometres to the west of the river Rhine and at an altitude of between 200 to 400 metres above sea level.

Sheltered from oceanic variations by the mountains of the Vosges, the vineyards benefit from low annual rainfall (on average between 450 and 550mm per annum) and enjoy a semi-continental climate where the summers and autumns tend to be warm, sunny and dry by day and cool by night.

These conditions go some way towards explaining how grapes mature gradually on the vine and go on to display later the characteristics for which they are known - concentrated and of aromatic complexity yet maintaining great freshness.   


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