Lichtle Wines are an old Alsace family which goes back to the 17th century. The winery is located in a little town called Gueberschwihr that is nestled into the hillside with lush greenery and rich soil mostly converted to vineyards. Today, the town is classified as a “historic site” since October 14, 1970.
From generations to generations, the family has produced wines with respect to traditions. The family winery takes care around 6-hectare vines or about 30,000 vine plants. The production is organically certified since 2009 in the biodynamic philosophy.
Biodynamics philosophy has much in common with other organic approaches – it emphasizes the use of manures and composts and excludes the use of artificial chemicals on soil and plants. It treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks, emphasizing spiritual and mystical perspectives.
The secret to its quality which makes a difference is the time they give to the plants to mature, to the grapes to be harvested, to the wine to be fermented and grown up on the yeast for months and months.
- The “classics” or the argilo-calcaire brings typical generous wines
- The “Bollenberg” is a “poor soil” based only on Kalk stones on the dry hill. It brings a wine with much mineralogy and elegance.
- The “Grand Cru Goldert” is Kalk and clay with muschelkalk which brings a powerful and generous wine which has a very long persistence.