Pinot Gris originated in Burgundy, and was brought to Alsace in the Middle Ages by Hungarian traders. The variety quickly took hold in the region’s granitic soils and remains an important grape in Alsace, accounting for nearly 14% of plantings.
Domaine Bernhard & Reibel’s Hahnenberg vineyard boasts the region’s famed Thannenkirch granite, eroded remnants of the Vosges mountain range. Rich in iron and magnesium, the soils of the Hahnenberg provide the ideal home for Pinot Gris. Fruit from the organically-farmed vines is vinified in the traditional Alsatian method, yielding a transparent, terroir-specific wine with richness and spice.