Wines Of Alsace

Winery of the Week: Domaine Rémy Gresser

February 19, 2019

Located in Andlau, partway between Strasbourg and Colmar—the heartland of Alsace winemaking—is Domaine Rémy Gresser. The winery's viticultural roots were established in 1520, when ancestor Thiébaut Gresser farmed the vines on slopes at the foot of the Mont Sainte Odile—a terroir rich in schist, which is said to be the most complex and varied geology of all of Alsace’s wine villages.

For the 26-acre biodynamic estate, Gresser uses biological methods for pest and disease control, and crop cover to create biodiversity in the vineyard and encourage microbiological activity. The domaine’s parcels include holdings in three Grands Crus—Kastelberg, Wiebelsberg and Moenchberg—all of which exhibit distinct and different styles based on their terroirs. The Brandhof, Duttenberg and Kritt lieux-dits also produce terroir-driven wines.

Gresser produces dry wines from all white varieties approved for Alsace, including Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewuztraminer, Muscat and Sylvaner, as well as Pinot Noir, the only variety planted in the region for red wines.The styles range from still to Crémant and the two special late-harvest designations: Vendanges Tardives and Selection de Grains Noble.