Ingersheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in the Alsace region of north-eastern France. It is located on the western outskirts of Colmar, between the Munster and Kaysersberg valleys (Tom Stevenson, 1993, p.100).
Background: Ingersheim was first documented in 768 as Anngehizeshaim, and has been cultivating vines since the Middle Ages (Tom Stevenson, 1993, p.100). The town was severely damaged in the Second World War, but some elegant Renaissance houses remain (Tom Stevenson, 1993, p.100). Rue Josephine Steinlé is named after a former inhabitant who was once the oldest woman in France (Tom Stevenson, 1993, p.100).
Vineyard area: 378 hectares (933 acres) classifed for Alsace AOC, of which 258 hectares (637 acres) under vine, including 15 hectares (37 acres) or 4% of Grand Cru vineyards (Tom Stevenson, 1993, p.100).
Grands crus: Florimont.
Post code: F-68040 Ingersheim (Haut-Rhin), France.
Certified Biodynamic: Domaine Vincent Fleith.
Tom Stevenson, The Wines of Alsace, Faber & Faber, 1993, p.100.