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Wine making in Alsace

Alsace: 21 wines in the French Wine Guide
- Gewurzt - Tokay -
all Alsace wines

Alsatian vinegrowers have been producing wine since the Roman conquest.

Alsace production is very exclusive among French production. It is easy to understand it from the name of the grape-varieties used for the production of the wine, such as Riesling, Gewurztraminer or Sylvaner.

More than 90% of the wines in Alsace are white. They are all of them excellent refreshing white wines.

Read more about Alsace with
- Wines of Alsace
by Tom Stevenson

Alsace wine making information :

Size of the vineyards: 15,000 hectares
Vineyards: 6,000 wine growers in Alsace

Very diverse, from sand and granite to clay and marl
Volcanic soil on Rangen and Kastelberg grands crus

Weather: Semi-continental with hot summers and cold winters with frequent snowfall
in Alsace:
Riesling (23% of Alsace wines)
Pinot Blanc (20%)
Gewurztraminer (18%)
Tokay Pinot Gris (13%)
Sylvaner (12%)
Other grapes in Alsace: Pinot Noir (10%) - Muscat (2.5%)
Production: 165 million bottles
+90% of Alsace wines are white
Alsace makes about 20% of the total white wine production in France
Type of Wine: Riesling: elegant dry white wine
Pinot Blanc:
Gewurztraminer: aromatic white wine
Tokay Pinot Gris:
Other wines: Vendanges Tardives, Edelzwicker, Muscat, Pinot Noir, etc

More pages on Alsace :
Alsace region

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

About Alsace wine region :
Alsace wine information - Alsace region information - Alsace map - wine making - classification of wine - Alsace wines and food - Buy Alsace wines - Alsace main page

Interview :
Etienne Hugel (alsatian wine maker)

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


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