Weinbach is one of the great names of Alsace. The Faller family run an impressive 26 ha estate partly converted to biodynamic cultivation since 1998. The wines are rich, powerful and complex, particularly concentrated and impressive in the top cuvées, and they are rarely disappointing. The richest styles can be magnificent. The most important holdings are those of the 5 ha walled Clos des Capucins and 10 ha in the Grand Cru Schlossberg, but outstanding wines are also made from lieu-dit Altenbourg. The number of bottlings is extensive and somewhat complicated with special cuvées named after family members. Cuvée Theo Gewürztraminer and Riesling come only from the Clos. Cuvée Sainte-Catherine is a rich Riesling from the lower part of Schlossberg, usually harvested in late November, but a more select bottling is additionally labelled Grand Cru Schlossberg while L’Inédit represents the very best selection of this vineyard. Regular Cuvée Laurence Tokay Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer comes from the foot of Altenbourg, while those additionally labelled Altenbourg come from the vineyard itself. A small amount of Gewürztraminer also comes from the Grand Cru Furstentum. VT and SGN styles add more sweetness to the usual Weinbach concentration and depth whilst retaining good balance. Cuvée d’Or Quintessence SGN is reserved for formidable rich and sweet cuvées made when conditions allow it, such as an intensely sweet and spicy botrytised Gewürztraminer. A scented, stylish Muscat Réserve is also very good if drunk fairly young.