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Alsatian Wine France

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With its fairytale aesthetic, Germanic influence and strong emphasis on white wines, Alsace is one of France’s most unique viticultural regions. This hotly contested stretch of land running north to south on France’s northeastern border has spent much of its existence as German territory. Nestled in the rain shadow of the Vosges mountains, it is one of the driest regions of France but enjoys a long and cool growing season. Autumn humidity facilitates the development of “noble rot” for the production of late-picked sweet wines, Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles.

The best wines of Alsace can be described as aromatic and honeyed, even when completely dry. The region’s “noble” varieties, the only ones permitted within Alsace’s 51 Grands Crus vineyards, are Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, and Pinot Gris.

Riesling is Alsace’s main specialty. In its youth, Alsatian Riesling is dry, fresh and floral, but develops complex mineral and flint character with age. Gewurztraminer is known for its signature spice and lychee aromatics, and is often utilized for late harvest wines. Pinot Gris is prized for its combination of crisp acidity and savory spice as well as ripe stone fruit flavors. Muscat, vinified dry, tastes of ripe green grapes and fresh rose petal.

Other varieties grown here include Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Chasselas, Sylvaner and Pinot Noir—the only red grape permitted in Alsace and mainly used for sparkling rosé known as Crémant d’Alsace. Most Alsatian wines are single-varietal bottlings and unlike other French regions, are also labeled with the variety name.

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  • Zind-Humbrecht Riesling 2016 Front Label
    Zind-Humbrecht Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Trimbach Riesling 2016 Front Label
    Trimbach Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand 2016  Front Label
    Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Grand Cru Brand 2016
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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    Albert Boxler Pinot Gris Sommerberg Wibtal 2016
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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  • Hugel Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours 2016 Front Label
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    Other White Blends from Alsace, France
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  • Ostertag Clos Mathis Riesling 2016 Front Label
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    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Ostertag Heissenberg Riesling 2016 Front Label
    Ostertag Heissenberg Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Kuentz-Bas Pinot Noir 2016  Front Label
    Kuentz-Bas Pinot Noir 2016
    Pinot Noir from Alsace, France
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  • Hugel Classic Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2016 Front Label
    Hugel Classic Riesling (375ML half-bottle) 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Ostertag Fronholz Riesling 2016 Front Label
    Ostertag Fronholz Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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    Hugel Classic Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Meyer-Fonne Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 2016  Front Label
    Meyer-Fonne Wineck-Schlossberg Grand Cru Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Meyer-Fonne Pfoeller Riesling 2016  Front Label
    Meyer-Fonne Pfoeller Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Albert Boxler Pinot Blanc 2016 Front Label
    Albert Boxler Pinot Blanc 2016
    Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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    Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer 2016
    Gewurztraminer from Alsace, France
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  • Trimbach Reserve Riesling 2016  Front Label
    Trimbach Reserve Riesling 2016
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Ostertag Les Jardins Pinot Gris 2016 Front Label
    Ostertag Les Jardins Pinot Gris 2016
    Pinot Gris/Grigio from Alsace, France
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    Riesling from Alsace, France
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  • Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Blanc 2016 Front Label
    Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Blanc 2016
    Pinot Blanc from Alsace, France
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