Five types of soil produce a large range of Alsace wines
The François Lichtlé vineyard boasts five different types of soil which offer different varieties of wine on the one hand and special characterstics on the other. The company, run by the family, is therefore able to offer varieties of vine that produce a superb range of wines.
The plots are all situated on sloping ground which is an important factor in the production of Alsace wines. The varieties of vine are divided up as follows:
- 3 plots of generic Riesling
- 1 plot of Riesling grand cru Pfersigberg
- 5 plots of Gewurztraminer
- 6 plots of Tokay Pinot Gris
- 8 plots of Pinot Blanc
- 4 plots of Pinot Noir
- 2 plots of Sylvaner
- 2 plots of Chardonnay (used in Crèmant)
- 1 plot of Chasselas (used in Edelzwicker)
The present day production potential amount to 60 000 bottles per year.