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grape is originally coming from Austria and was introduced in Alsace only 2 centuries ago.

Grapes grow in the northern part of the Alsatian vineyards and cover about 10% of the vineyards of the Alsace region.

Sylvaner gives the best results in the famous terroir of Zotzenberg. It is the only place where wine makers can  add Sylvaner along with Riesling and Gewurztraminer to rpoduce a great growth wine, one of the best wines from Alsace.

Sylvaner gives a pleasant, fresh, fruity and dry wine. The wine has a pale green colour. Sylvaner offers flower and lemon aromas. It is better when drink young, served as an aperitif or with fish.

Sylvaner is also called Silvaner or Gros Rhin.

Sylvaner wine information :

Name: Sylvaner Appellation Alsace Controlée
Location: Alsace region

Eguisheim, Mittelbergheim, Molsheim, Zotzenberg, etc

Soil: Clayey-limestone

1,220 ha (3,000 acres)
12% of the Alsace vineyards' size

Production: 20 million bottles
Grape: Sylvaner
Type of wine: Refreshing and light dry white wine
Age: up to 5 years
2007, 2004
Aromas: White flowers

Sylvaner and Food:


Sea food
Onion Tart
Pork meal

Next: Crémant d'Alsace

Read more about Alsace with :

- Wines of Alsace
by Tom Stevenson

More pages about Alsace : Alsace region

Wines of Alsace :
Riesling - Gewurztraminer
- Pinot blanc - Tokay - Sylvaner - Crémant d'Alsace - Wines from Alsace

About Alsace wine region :
Alsace wine information - Alsace region information - winemaking in Alsace - classification of wine in Alsace - wines and food - Buy Alsace wines - Alsace main page

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Other french wine regions :
Bordeaux - Bourgogne (Burgundy) - Champagne - Corsica - Côtes du Rhône - Languedoc - Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West


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