This small co-operative, founded in 1954, has 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard. Their wines are vinified using only their members’ grapes, with a focus on expressing the rich diversity of Alsatian soils. The Grand Cru holdings amount to 13 hectares and include Rosacker, Froehn, Sporen, Schoenenbourg and Osterberg. The wines are fresh, clean, dry and aromatic, with good balancing acidity.
Sheltered from oceanic influence by the Vosges Mountains, the Alsace has a semi-continental climate which stays sunny and dry throughout the growing season, and this lengthens the ripening period for the grapes. The slopes surrounding Hunawihr are some of the most celebrated in Alsace for grape-growing. Cave de Hunawihr’s fruit is sourced from 25-year-old vines grown in vineyards running along the south and south-east facing hillside slopes around the village at an altitude of 250-320 metres.
After devastating World War II a few wine makers of Hunawihr realized that they could all improve the quality of their production by working as a team. Blessed with amazing terroirs, the founding members spent their days working in the vines. 50 years later, Cave Vinicole de Hunawihr ranks among the best: “La Revue du Vin de France” classified this cellar the 1st cooperative wine house in Alsace and the 3rd in France. Gewurztraminer showing subtle aromas of rose-petals, lychee and mango, full body but finishing medium-dry with really refreshing acidity.Additional informations (PDF)