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Alsace Grand Cru (always followed by the name of one of the 51 vineyards that have been delimited within this Appellation). Defined in 1975, these 51 delimited named vineyards represent 4% of total production. While Alsace wines are traditionally known by their familiar grape names : Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat d'Alsace, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir, the Appellation Alsace Grand Cru gives an added dimension, "terroir", the unique influence of the vineyard itself on the wine. Fifty-one sites have been delimited according to strict criteria of geology and micro-climate, to make up the mosaic of Alsace Grand cru vineyards. These exceptional vineyards vary in size from 3 to 80 hectares, each having its own specific character and personality, according to its geology, aspect and slope. With an annual average of more than 45 000 hl, Alsace Grand Cru wines represent only 4 % of total Alsace wine production. Appreciating Alsace Grand Cru wines In order to taste Alsace Grand Cru wines under optimum conditions, it is best to follow a few simple hints on storage and serving : Although Alsace Grand Cru wines are agreeable to enjoy when they are young, they will gain from being kept Read more »

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  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Gewürtztraminer

    History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean A...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

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  • Yesterday was Kientzheim day. I looked into renting a car for a day trip, went to the Avis web site and saw some fairly high rates for some very small cars $50-$70 for one day. Decided that the price was a bit steep but clicked a bit further in the booking process. When I got near the last step the "extra" charges showed up - more than doubling ... Read More

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  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine related portions of our Alsace trip. We're here with two other couples and although we have consumed a fair amount only a small portion of this trip is centered on wine. The first problem we encountered was the lack of rental cars due to the railway workers strike. We hir... Read More

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  • Well it's 4:30 pm here in Colmar, Alsace so we popped this Wolfberger Grand Cru Riesling with some local cheese and a fresh baquette.  Neat city, a slight bit touristy but  not as much as Strasbourg. Heading to Ribeauville tomorrow and then to Kientzheim Friday for wine tastings.Our apartment is the two floors with the blue windows, a five minut... Read More

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  • Domaine Schlumberger Grand Cru Saering Riesling 2008

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Rene Mure Clos Saint Landelin Riesling Grand Cru Vorbourg Alsace Cl 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Rene Mure Riesling Clos Saint Landelin 2012

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Helfrich Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2012

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  • Helfrich Alsace Grand Cru Gewurztraminer 2012

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    Quite floral honeysuckle and honey aromas with fresh violets, pear, and rose petals. Flavors are quite intensely floral as well, with lavender essence, honey, lemonade, green apples. Finishes long and perfumed. Read More

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  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their absolute drinking prime. Wish the shop was just down the street from me, rather than the ones that are. But then I'd have to live in NYC.  ;-(I love it when a guy drops 100 cases on a shop, just to 'make some space" in his cellar. Wonder what's going to be filling th... Read More

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  • Vieil Armand Alsace Grand Cru Pinot Gris Grand Cru Ollwiller 2007

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