France: Alsace

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The Alsace wines of the Bas-Rhin
By Sue Style

This Guide was last updated on 12 March 2011
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Domaine Héring Grand Cru vineyard Kirchberg ©Peter Harvey

Domaine Héring

Address: 6 Rue Sultzer, 67140 Barr
Tel: 03 88 08 90 07  Fax: 03 88 08 08 54
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 48:24:35N (48.40959)    Longitude: 7:27:1E (7.45024) 

Jean-Daniel and Fabienne Héring run this 10ha family domaine based in the higgledy-piggledy, picturesque town of Barr. The estate includes a sizeable holding in Grand Cru Kirchberg (‘cherry hill’) which rises above the town, where they grow Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Just above it is the prettily named Rosenegert lieu-dit, where they co-plant four different varieties (Riesling for freshness, Gewurz for the floral notes, Pinot Gris to give weight and Muscat for what Fabienne calls ‘le croquant’ – crunchiness) and vinify them together to give a fruit-filled mouthful.. Sensibly priced, interesting wines – worth a visit.

Useful information: The USA is an important export market for the Hérings so English is not a problem. They have a new tasting room especially for groups up to 50, situated below the Kirchberg vineyard.


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