The Terroirs

The area

In a region that is much appreciated for the charm and authentic character of its gently undulating hills, the Luxembourg vineyards belong to one of the most northerly and oldest wine growing regions of Europe.
Situated on the slopes running down to the Moselle river which acts as a natural border between Luxembourg and Germany, the vineyards lie in a gentle micro-climate influenced by the river and an ideal south-westerly orientation.
The 1235 hectares (3052 acres) of vines are divided into two areas: the canton of Remich with deep and rich soils and that of Grevenmacher, on slowly eroding clay soils. The former produces generous and fleshy wines; the latter is distinguished by the mineral character and finesse of its wines.

The Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée - Moselle Luxembourgeoise


Grape varieties



The wines are generally of a single grape variety, primarily:

Elbling and Rivaner

Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer

Since the end of the eighties, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have completed the list.



Classification



All Luxembourg wines have to pass an organoleptic check, carried out by an official

commission to obtain the "Marque Nationale”. This enables them to acquire the Appellation

Moselle Luxembourgeoise and, if appropriate, the mention of "1er” or "Grand 1er Cru”. The

minimum standard for "Chateau de Schengen” wines is "Grand 1er Cru”.



Domaine and tradition



Founded in 1989, this association of 8 prestigious Luxembourg wine estates aims to promote

the production of high quality wines in Luxembourg and to ensure their recognition both

within the country and outside its borders.






Luxembourg Crémants



The appellation "Crémant du Luxembourg” was created in 1991 and provided an opportunity for the

Domaine to extend its range and to become equally renowned for its production of sparkling wines.



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