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Alsatian wines - a wealth of aromas and flavors enchanted in slender bottles.
Alsatian wines remain somewhat in the shadow of such well-known regions of France as Bordeaux or Burgundy. However, due to the specific climatic conditions (long vegetation period without major temperature jumps and the least rainfall in France) and different soil types, Alsace can boast a wide range of extremely interesting wines. In this region, we distinguish three appeals: AOC Alsace, AOC Grand Cru Alsace and for sparkling wines produced using the AOC Cremant D'Alsace traditional champagne method. Alsatian wines bottled in characteristic tall and slender bottles from 1972 always have the name of the strain on the label in addition to the appeal and producer.
What grapes is Alsatian wines made of?
The four basic strains are Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat. These are so-called precious strains and only from them are the Alsatian wines of the highest quality - Grand Cru. In addition, we meet Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and small amounts of Pinot Noir in Alsace.
Alsatian wines - did you know that ...?
In Alsace, there are different types of soil on which grapevine grows, hence virtually every vineyard can boast of a unique, characteristic only for her wine. Alsatian wines are over 90% white wines of various degrees of dryness - from definitely dry, mineral Sylvaners to tempting floral aromas and the sweetness of exotic Gewurztraminer fruit. Noteworthy are also produced in small quantities red wines with capricious Pinot Noir - soft, velvety, with delicate tannins and balanced acidity.