Itterswiller’s vineyards comprises mainly sandstone and marly limestone sediments on medium slopes mostly oriented south-southwest. They are protected by the Vosges foothills and enjoy low rainfall, which encourages ripening.
Our vineyards in Epfig
Epfig is the largest designated winemaking area in Alsace and boasts a wide range of soils and subsoils which are a mix of clays and marls with large conglomerates originating from the erosion of the Vosges mountains. Other hillsides comprise clays and silts which conserve the heat of the sun very well.
Our vineyards in Nothalten
The soils comprise very fine sandy limestone silts with little
clay and are exposed to the sun right up to twilight.
Wines from this terroir are fresh and fruity with good acidity.
The Grand Cru Muenchberg
Muenchberg is a south-facing hillside terroir with excellent
exposure to the sun and with its own unique microclimate.
The soil is poor and composed of volcanic sediments, with excellent drainage and heat retention. It is perfect for making top-class Riesling.
The Fruehmess terroir is south oriented and comprises a
sandy soil with a red sandstone top layer, which allows the
soil to heat up quickly.
Fruehmess is an exceptional terroir which gives a beautiful minerality to Riesling and Pinot Gris.
The Klevener of Heiligenstein
Klevener de Heiligenstein can only be grown in Heiligenstein
and is a varietal that owes its origins to the Traminer or Pink
It grows in a pebbly sand and clay soil, which allows it to develop its exceptional aromatic potential. The dry poor soil encourages the roots to dig down deep.