A hillock, jutting out from the foothills of the Vosges, overlooks the town of Ingersheim. It is a calcareous substratum from the Bathonien and Bajocien periods which covers at its base some conglomerates and marl from the Oligocene. The Florimont covers its south and east slopes, between 250 and 280 metres of altitude. The quite pebbly limestone-marl soil is eminently suited to the culture of the vine.
In addition, the Florimont is situated in the celebrated Colmar ellipse, and benefits from exceptionally favourable climatic conditions. Thanks to the protection of the higher Vosges peaks, annual precipitation is very low, about 550 mm.
Gewurztraminer is by far the major varietal on the 21 ha of the Florimont, but Riesling, Muscat and Tokay Pinot Gris are also favoured.
In the Middle Ages, Ingersheim was already a prosperous winegrowing town, belonging to the seignory of Hohlandsbourg, vassal of the House of Austria.
Florimont wines were appreciated and praised by famous notables of the period, such as the Earls of Lupfen and Baron Schwendi, great benefactor of winegrowing in Alsace.
Full, well-balanced, Florimont Grand Cru wines age well, hence their fame. Gewurztraminer has a spicy aroma, elegance and a long finish ; Riesling is notably expressive and racy. Exact Outline on weinlagen.info