This lieu-dit is situated to the west of the region, near the Grand Cru of Kanzlerberg. They share a similar geology, with a high proportion of Keuper marl interspersed with a few layers of limestone. The ridge is south facing and protected from the prevailing easterly winds by the Kanzlerberg, and from the west by the mound on which the Château du Reichenberg stands. The terroir and the setting make this site extremely well-suited to growing Riesling, and it is planted on 65 ares with 46 to 65-year-old vieilles vignes, and on 45 ares with younger, 19-year-old vines.
The name of the lieu-dit, “Schofweg”, means the “the path of the sheep”. It is situated on the eastern edge of the Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru. This 0,77 hectares and 39 years old vineyard allows us to obtain very ripe and candied grapes. It is a well ventilated terroir with the same marl-limestone-sandstone soils that are found in the Altenberg.
Rotenberg (Red Mountain) takes its name from the red colour of the top layer of Vosges sandstone, but the soil is otherwise primarily clay and limestone, with limestone dominating. This solar terroir facing full south extends on 0,50 hectares of 45 years old vines and 0,46 hectares of younger vines (27 years old).
The lieu-dit "La Limite" is situated between Bergheim village and the lower limit of the Altenberg de Bergheim Grand Cru. This 0,72 hectares parcel has the same southern exposure and clay-limestone soils as its Grand Cru neighbour, which makes it an ideal spot for growing Pinot Noir. The plot is very carefully managed and is very low yielding. In the cellar, this Alsace Pinot Noir undergoes a long maceration (18 days) followed by 24 months ageing in new oak Burgundy barrels to soften the tannins.