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Alsace Wines

The grape varieties

The Alsace Wines come from seven main grape varieties: Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir. They are still sold in the traditional tall “Rhine wine” bottle (the flute d’Alsace) and must be bottled in the region of production.

  • The Sylvaner d’Alsace: This is a light and fresh wine with a subtle fruity flavour. It goes perfectly with fish, seafood and charcuterie.
  • The Pinot Blanc d’Alsace: Balanced and often fruity. It provides a light acidity mixed with aromas of violet or iris. A very subtle wine that can accompany most dishes.
  • The Muscat d’Alsace: This dry wine offers a peppery sensation, mixed with powerful aromas of fresh grapes and fruits. It can be enjoyed as an aperitif and is a perfect match for asparagus.
  • The Riesling d’Alsace: A dry and characterful white wine, it gives off citrus aromas, sometimes accompanied by mineral or floral notes. It is perfect for livening up sauerkraut, white meats and fish.
  • The Pinot Gris d’Alsace : This is a full-bodied, round and balanced wine. With moderate acidity, it gives off aromas of undergrowth and yellow fruits. It goes perfectly with foie gras, poultry or game.
  • The Gewurztraminer d’Alsace: Much appreciated for the richness of its bouquet, this wine is full-bodied and robust. It develops aromas of honey or exotic fruits and goes very well with desserts, cheeses and exotic cuisines. It is an excellent aperitif.
  • The Pinot Noir d’Alsace: This grape variety can produce two different wines: the Pinot Noir rosé and the Pinot Noir red. The Pinot Noir rosé is light, subtle and tart. It evokes the fragrances of red fruits. The Pinot Noir red gives off aromas of cherry or smoke. Both wines accompany red meat, soft-rind cheeses and charcuterie.

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