The first mention of the Château d’Orschwihr wines dates back to 16th century and relates to the sale of a barrel of wine to the Murbach Abbey. However wine is known to have been produced in the area as far back as the Roman period. Martin Hartmann turned the vineyards to commercial use in the 50s. His son, Hubert, took over in 1986 and increased the size of the vineyards from 6 to the present 25 hectares. Gautier is the latest in the family to continue the tradition and became responsible for running the family business after 5 years experience in 2011.
The Riesling is a highly aromatic wine, grown on thin limestone soil on the Bollenberg, a famous viticutural area. The bouquet is expressive with aromas of lime and vanilla. On the palate it is well structured with an elegant backbone of ripe acidity and an almost luscious aftertaste.
It is a wine to enjoy with salads, fish or seafood, even white meats like pork or poultry, not forgetting the traditional Alsacian choucroute.