ALSACE, FRANCE


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GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Cool continental climate

High latitude, long hours of sunshine during the growing season

Rain shadow effect from the Vosges Mountains, sunny and dry

Warm and dry influence of the wind blowing down the Vosges

Flat lands with fertile soils, and hilly areas with poorer free-draining soils

Prone to spring frosts


REGIONAL APPELLATIONS

ALSACE AOP

Grape varieties: riesling, pinot blanc, auxerrois, gewurztraminer, pinot gris, pinot noir, sylvaner, muscat blanc à petits grains, muscat rose à petits grains, muscat ottonel, chasselas


CRÉMANT D'ALSACE AOP

Grape varieties: pinot blanc, auxerrois, riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir


ALSACE GRAND CRU AOP

Grape varieties: riesling, gewurztraminer, pinot gris, muscat blanc à petits grains, muscat rose à petits grains, muscat ottonel, sylvaner (lieu-dit Zotzenberg only)

Only monovarietal wines for all lieux-dits, except in Altenberg de Bergheim and Kaefferkopf where blending of several grape varieties is allowed


MENTIONS

Vendanges tardives : late-harvested grapes

Sélection de grains nobles : late-harvested botrytised grapes

Edelzwicker : Alsace AOP white blends

Gentil : Alsace AOP white blends with superior-quality standards



red wines

white wines

rosé wines

sparkling white, rosé and/or red wines

medium-sweet and sweet white wines



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