Our raison d'être
The Cave de Cleebourg is tireless in its pursuit of authenticity. Located in the very north of Alsace, the Cleebourg vineyard benefits from 10 exceptional "Lieu-dits" terroirs with high potential. Terroirs that are still secret and produce unexpected wines.
Cleebourg offers a range of wines of established variety and quality. The winery grows, vinifies and blends seven Alsatian grape varieties (sylvaner, pinot blanc, muscat, riesling, pinot gris, gewürztraminer and pinot noir). The work of a master craftsman begins in the vineyard with 60% of the harvest being done by hand.
Respect for the land and the sustainability of production are essential. Preserving the environment and limiting our impact are at the heart of our viticulture, from the process of vinification to the tools and means of transport we use.
Riesling Lieu-Dit Kammerberg
Pale yellow colour with golden and brilliant reflections. Great aromatic complexity on the nose, where notes of citrus fruit mingle with mineral and toasted nuances. Racy, dry and delicately fruity, this Riesling will surprise you with its power and elegance.
Its clay-limestone soil gives it these empyreumatic aromas which are so particular and which will tend to accentuate with the ageing of this exceptional wine.
Discover the 10 fabulous special plots (lieux-dits) around the Cleebourg Wine Cellar. Each locality is associated with a grape variety that, through the aromas and structure of the resulting wines, best expresses the terroir and the exposure of these particular soils. With their finesse and their aromatic complexity, these wines of great gastronomy will embellish your finest cuisine.
Within this collection you will find old vine vintages, wines selected to be aged in the ancient casks of the “Hospices de Strasbourg”, vintages selected by the Confrérie des Quatres Bans... prestigious wines that will pique your interest!
Our award-winning wines
This collection is made up of wines that have received awards at the various competitions where they have been presented (Macon Wine Competition, Colmar Wine Competition, National Vinalies, Sigillés of the Brotherhood of Saint-Etienne...). They are wines with notable flavor profiles, elegant, fine, complex and charming.
Vendanges Tardives & Grains Nobles
You will only find them when Mother Nature gives us the privilege of making them. Indeed, late harvests and selections of “grains nobles” can only be vinified if the climatic conditions of the vintage are favorable and the grapes are of impeccable quality. These are very rich, full and fat, round and opulent wines, with aromas that are both heightened and fine, real treasures.
With the 4 Crémants offered at the Cave de Cléebourg, you are sure to find the ideal companion for your next celebration.
Ten still secret places
Since 1988 the winegrowers have been developing ten "lieux-dits", terroirs with high potential. They benefit from exceptional care throughout the year. Discover them in detail.
To the west of the village of Cléebourg on a hillside facing south-west. A very well-balanced wine which perfectly combines excellent fruitiness and pleasant acidity.
Annual production: between 8,000 and 12,000 bottles.
North of the village of Rott on a hillside facing South-South/East. Extremely fine wine which requires 3 to 4 years before expressing its enormous potential. Annual production: between 6,000 and 9,000 bottles.
Kammerberg of Wissembourg
In the commune of Wissembourg on a south-facing hillside. A wine which surprises by its fine minerality and the freshness of its mouth marked by citrus fruits and in particular lemon. Annual production: between 4,000 and 6,000 bottles.
Eselsforch de Rott
North/West of the village of Rott on a south-west facing hillside. A lively and distinguished wine for laying down, with age it offers a crystalline minerality... Annual production: between 4,000 and 6,000 bottles.
Huettgasse de Steinseltz
East of the village of Steinseltz on a south-facing hillside. Very fruity red wine with cherry and raspberry notes. Production: between 10.000 and 14.000 bottles.
South/East of the village of Steinseltz it benefits from a South/South/West exposure. Powerful wine with an ample mouth and a very good balance. Annual production: between 5,000 and 8,000 bottles.
On the heights of Steinseltz, facing south. Powerful wine with an aromatic palette evoking yellow fruits. Annual production: between 5,000 and 8,000 bottles.
Himmrich of Cleeburg
To the west of the village of Cléebourg on a hillside facing south-west. Harmonious wine with aromas of overmaturation. Annual production: between 5,000 and 8,000 bottles.
Reifenberg of Cleeburg
South-facing hillside descending to Cléebourg. A wine with a powerful bouquet and great elegance on notes of roses and exotic fruits. Production: between 12,000 and 15,000 bottles.
Karchweg d'Oberhoffen les Wissembourg
East of the village of Oberhoffen on a hillside facing South-South/West. Rich and round wine with notes of fruit. Annual production: between 12,000 and 15,000 bottles.
Working in the vineyard
An ecological commitment
The CAVE DE CLEEBOURG launched the HVE (High Environmental Value) certificate in 2020.
This label makes it possible to promote the good practices of Alsatian integrated viticulture. This new official label does not compete with organic farming, but is well positioned as a complement, with the aim of reducing and controlling additives.
The short-term objective is that all the winery's affiliated farms should be able to demonstrate compliance with the essential practices of environmental regulations, to adopt mainly technical practices with a low environmental impact, to present farms with a high level of biodiversity, and to make very low use of additives (phytosanitary products, nitrogen fertilisers and water). Some of the members have even already taken the step of certifying their farms as organic, allowing the cooperative to present a selection of organic wines at the same time.
Working in the vineyard
Maturity checks are carried out each year on around 50 plots using an infrared analyser. This makes it possible to internally set the dates for bringing in the different grape varieties after the opening of the harvest.
The teams of pickers are taking the vineyard by storm as the harvest is still mainly done by hand. The ideal harvest, for the AOC Alsace, starts in October. However, a beautiful autumn may allow late harvests or selections of noble grapes in November or December.