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Alsace

France
Top Subregions: Crémant d'AlsaceAlsace Grand Cru 'Schoenenbourg'Alsace Grand Cru 'Kaefferkopf'Alsace Grand Cru 'Zotzenberg'AlsaceAlsace Grand Cru 'Kessler'Alsace Grand Cru 'Muenchberg'Alsace Grand CruAlsace Grand Cru 'Engelberg'Crémant D'Alsace

Region Description

Alsace is a French wine region located in the northeast of the country, bordering Germany and Switzerland. It is renowned for its unique wines, which are made from a variety of grapes and styles. Alsace has a long and varied history of winemaking, dating back to the Romans. The region has been under the control of both France and Germany over the centuries, and this has had a significant influence on the wines produced here. Alsace was annexed by France in the late 19th century, and since then, the region has become known for its distinctive wines.

Beautiful landscape of Alsace wine region

Grapes & Wine Styles

Alsace is best known for its white wines, which are made from a variety of grapes, including Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, and Muscat. The wines are typically dry and full-bodied, with a distinctive minerality and floral aromas. Red wines are also produced in Alsace, but they are less common. Aside from the dry wines, Alsace is home to one of the greatest late-harvest sweet wines.

Notable Producers

Alsace is home to some of the most renowned winemakers in France, including Trimbach, Zind-Humbrecht, and Hugel. These producers are known for their high-quality wines, which are made with traditional methods and a commitment to excellence.

Fun Fact about Alsace
Alsace is the only French wine region that is allowed to label its wines with the grape variety, rather than the region. This is due to the fact that the region has a long history of producing wines from a single variety.

Top Wines from Alsace

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Wolfberger Crémant d'Alsace Brut

Wolfberger

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Wolfberger Crémant d'Alsace Brut is a delightful sparkling wine that showcases the expertise of the renowned Wolfberger winery. Crafted in the Alsace region of France, this wine is made using traditional methods that result in a high-quality and elegant product. The vineyards where the grapes are grown benefit from the region's unique terroir, characterized by its cool climate and diverse soils. The winemaking process involves a careful selection of grapes, followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation in the bottle. The end result is a crisp and refreshing sparkling wine with fine bubbles, offering a harmonious balance of fruitiness and acidity. Perfect for celebrations or as an aperitif, Wolfberger Crémant d'Alsace Brut is a true testament to the artistry of Alsace winemaking.
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Gustave Lorentz Crémant D'Alsace Brut

Gustave Lorentz

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Gustave Lorentz Crémant D'Alsace Brut is a sparkling wine produced in the Alsace region of France. This wine benefits from the unique terroir of the vineyards, which are characterized by their limestone-rich soils and cool climate. The winemaking process involves traditional methods, including a second fermentation in the bottle, resulting in fine bubbles and a delicate mousse. With its crisp acidity and vibrant fruit flavors, this Crémant D'Alsace Brut offers a refreshing and elegant drinking experience. Perfect for celebrations or as an aperitif, it is a true expression of the region's sparkling wine craftsmanship.
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Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé

Lucien Albrecht

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Lucien Albrecht Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rosé is a delightful sparkling wine that showcases the expertise of the Albrecht family in the Alsace region of France. Crafted in the traditional method, this wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the picturesque vineyards of Alsace. The vineyard features a unique terroir, with its cool climate and limestone-rich soils, which impart a distinct character to the wine. The winemaking process involves a gentle pressing of the grapes, followed by a slow fermentation to preserve the delicate flavors and aromas. The result is a vibrant and elegant Brut Rosé with a fine mousse, offering notes of red berries, citrus, and a hint of floral undertones. Perfect for any celebration or as an aperitif, this wine is a true expression of the Alsace region's winemaking heritage.
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Trimbach Riesling Alsace

Trimbach

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Trimbach Riesling Alsace is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Trimbach family in the Alsace region of France. The grapes are sourced from the family's own vineyards, which are located on the slopes of the Vosges Mountains. The winemaking process is traditional and focused on preserving the purity of the fruit, resulting in a dry and crisp wine with a bright acidity and a mineral-driven character. Trimbach Riesling Alsace is a classic expression of the region's terroir, showcasing the unique combination of cool climate, limestone soils, and a long growing season. This wine is a perfect match for seafood, shellfish, and spicy Asian cuisine.
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Hugel Gentil

Hugel

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Hugel Gentil is a white wine produced by the Hugel family in the Alsace region of France. The wine is a blend of several grape varieties, including Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Muscat, and Sylvaner. The grapes are sourced from the family's own vineyards, which are located on the slopes of the Vosges mountains. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including gentle pressing and cool fermentation. The resulting wine is crisp and refreshing, with aromas of citrus and white flowers, and flavors of peach and apricot. Hugel Gentil is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods, making it a popular choice for both casual and formal occasions.
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