Alsace wines

Alsace Riesling

Considered to be one of the finest white wines in the world, Alsace Riesling is one of the great success stories of the region’s vineyards.

Nose

The aromas are elegant and bright, with subtle fruity and floral notes, or even spices such as aniseed, cumin, liquorice and fennel seed. Riesling is unique in that the type of soil in which it's grown defines the mineral aromas it takes on as it ages.

Palate

These dry wines are very linear. The framework of a Riesling is provided by its lively acidity, which is noticeable from the very first moment the wine hits your tongue, right until the tail end of its finish, while the mid-palate is notable for its richness and weight. 

This structure, at once nervy and delicately aromatic, makes these wines ideal partners for refined dishes and haute cuisine.

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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