Joseph Cattin Riesling Grand Cru Eichberg La Cîme

Joseph Cattin Riesling Grand Cru Eichberg “La Cîme”


  • A true dry Riesling, all in finesse: pure! An ambassador of the Great Rieslings of Alsace!
  • This unique dry and mineral white wine comes from a selection of well exposed marl and limestone parcels located near the village of Eguisheim where the Cattin family’s historical cellars are located. It is in these cellars that this cuvée has aged in order to open up and reveal the minerality of its terroir.
  • The name of this cuvée is symbolic and refers to its location as well as its qualitative ambition. “Eichberg”, name of the Grand Cru, means in German “the hill of the oaks” while “La Cime” means the top of a tree, a mountain or a peak.
  • Limited yields. Sustainable agriculture.
  • Suggested serving temperature is 8-10℃. This wine has an ageing potential of 15 years.

Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling

Elaboration: Guyot pruning. Hand harvested. Slow pressing of the berries to guarantee an optimal juice quality. Alcoholic fermentation in old traditional tuns. Aged in the cellar for several years to reveal the qualities of this privileged terroir.

Tasting Notes: Pale gold color. Mineral notes combined with some citrus notes on the nose. Dry, mineral palate with all -in finesse. An acidity raised by the notes of citrus fruits.




Cattin is the largest family-owned and family-operated winery in Alsace and located in Voegtlinshoffen, a small village on the foothills of the Vosges Mountains at 1,091 feet in elevation. The Cattin family has been producing wine since 1720 and today the winery is managed by the 12th generation! The estate is composed of many small plots located in the Southern part of the Colmar region and a staggering 80% of their vineyard land is located on slopes. A broad menu of soils (clay, limestone, sandstone, ferruginous, marl…), combined with big time diurnal shifts, means an exceptional palate of aromas and flavors. Cattin uses old oak “foudres” (big barrels) to produce some of the region’s most terroir driven Grand Cru wines such as the legendary Hatschbourg which ranks among the family’s oldest plots. Over the past several decades Crémants have become the house specialty and these are what initially caused us to bang their doors down.