Alsace wines

Alsace Pinot Noir

Amid the symphony of great white grapes from Alsace, one red grape stands alone. Whether used to make rosé or red wines, Pinot Noir is a grape whose hallmark is finesse.

Rosé (or light red)

Dry, with delicate fruit, this is a wine that is notable for its aromas of cherry, raspberry and blackberry, underpinned by supple tannins. 

Red

Longer maceration periods and time spent maturing in oak barrels lends these wines body and balance, as well as vivid colour and aromas of ripe fruit and leather.

Key Categories

AC Alsace: Made mostly from single grape varieties and named after the grape from which they are made, or occasionally made from a well-balanced blend of grape varieties from the region

AC Alsace Grand Cru: Made from grapes grown to particularly strict standards, both in terms of yield and quality, within fifty-one specially designated vineyards

AC Crémant d'Alsace: The sparkling wine of the Alsace region is made mainly from Pinot Blanc, but also from Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay.

Vendanges Tardives/Sélection de Grains Nobles: Late-harvest/botrytised sweet wines, with intense, complex aromas, powerful structure and a long finish

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