Wines of Alsace

Gewurztraminer, Muscat d'Alsace, Reisling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Sylvana, Tokay Pinot Gris and  the blended variety of Edelzwicker are all stocked at very affordable prices in supermarkets and smaller retail outlets throughout the region. They are dry wines and usually white, due to the long dry Alsatian Autumns not being quite hot enough to ripen red grapes. They can be taken “with food or without” and are labelled according to the type of grape and carry the Appellation “Alsace” together with the name of the grape. A Grand Cru Reisling enjoys a particularly high reputation and Vendange (translated as late harvest) Tardine and Selection de Grand Nobles are Alsatian specialities not to be missed.. The best wine tasting opportunities occur from May to October in any of the dozens of wine festivals taking place in and around the Vosges Mountain villages of half timbered houses and flowers. These are well attended family events with something for everyone in a carnival atmosphere enhanced by selections of fine wines and large helpings of bonhomie as the day progresses.

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