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Alsace

With its fairytale aesthetic, Germanic influence and strong emphasis on white wines...

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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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    Hugel Riesling Jubilee Grand Cru 2009
    Riesling from Alsace, France
    • JS95
    • RP92
    • WE92
    • WS91
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    Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling 2009
    Riesling from Alsace, France
    • JS97
    • WE96
    • RP92
    • WS92
    • W&S90
    4.3 15 Ratings
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    Zind-Humbrecht Riesling 2009
    Riesling from Alsace, France
    • WS90
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    Trimbach Clos Ste. Hune 2009
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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    • WS94
    • RP91
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    Trimbach Reserve Riesling 2009
    Riesling from Alsace, France
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