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.
Of Rosacker’s 26 hectares in total, Hunawihr (a small village between Ribeauvillé and Riquewihr) owns 11 ha, of which 60% of this is Riesling planted on clay and limestone soils. This is also where the famous parcel of Clos St Hune is located. It lies 260-330m above sea level, facing east/south-east, with heavy, clay soils rich in calcium and magnesium, with limestone pebbles. The vines are on average 35 years old.
The Grand Cru Riesling Rosacker is Hunawihr’s flagship wine. It is versatile, with the ability to age and develop, as well as being a delight to drink now. The wine is light yellow in colour with an elegant silver tint. On the nose, there are delicate nuances of lime and grapefruit. It is complex and fresh on the palate, with aromatic hints of citrus fruits with beautiful acidity and a zesty finish.