Ammerschwihr Wine

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Ammerschwihr is a picturesque commune located in the Haut-Rhin part of Alsace. It contains the Grand Cru Kaefferkopf as well as part of Wineck-Schlossberg. Kaefferkopf has the distinction of being the very first named vineyard site in Alsace to have its borders defined, but it was not classified as a Grand Cru until 2006. This was because there was a traditon of belnding at this site. Generally, Alsace Grands Crus are restricted to varietal wines from “noble” varieties. In addition, the soil here is geologically diverse rather than uniform. Finally, a decision to recognize Kaefferkopf’s historic importance was made. Today, the wines can be made from a blend of Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Muscat, and Pinot Gris.

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  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Pinot Blanc

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

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  • Kuehn

    On the 5th March 1926, thirty six vine-growers from Ingersheim and neighbouring villages were fac...

  • Seppi Landmann

    Seppi Landmann’s winery is located 15km to the south of Colmar, in the village of Soultzmatt in t...

  • Dirler-Cade

    The Dirler family has been producing wine since 1871 in the small Alsace village of Bergholtz, ne...

  • Jean Geiler

    Founded in 1926, the winery offers you a wide range of top-quality Alsace wines, from varietal wi...

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  • Domaine Mittnacht Freres Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2009

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    Stony on the nose, with hints of leather and woodland spice. There's a waxy lemon/lime streak here that hints at passionfruit, all backed up with fresh balsamic tones. On entry, there's a rush of subtle pine needles followed by light melon, pear and lime flavors. This remains rather subtle in the mouth, a slightly softer example of an Alsace Pi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Domaine Pfister Pinot Blanc 2009

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    Floral and a bit starchy on the nose, with hints of pea soup topped with crab apple and white pepper nuance. A bit of a small wine in the mouth, this is fresh with juicy acidity but also seems to be just a touch sweet with simple, slightly grassy/herbal flavors of apples that show a raw peanut-like nuttiness. The finish reveals a bit of perfume ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2009

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    Broad, floral and stony on the nose with some roasted peach or apricot fruit and lots of woodland aromas, all topped with a hint of spice. With lovely balance, this brings bright acidity and a touch of richness to the palate, delivering white pear and mineral flavors early, followed by more floral and peachy notes on the back end. This is quite... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Hugel et Fils Riesling Alsace Aoc Hugel 2000

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10.Alsace is an AOC producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border.Indeed at some periods of history it was a part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine.AOC rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'f... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Meyer-Fonné Riesling Alsace Aoc 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by brsullivan


  • Domaine Schoenheitz Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Val St.-Gregoire 2008

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    peachy stone fruit aromas, bright acidty, perfect for a hot summer day Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc les Princes Abbés 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc les Princes Abbés 2007

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    The nose showed spicy florals, lychee and tropical fruits. On the palate, it entered with a rush of juicy, ripe peach and citrus but quickly fell short, lacking presence at it's center. The finish was medium in length, pleasant and mouth-watering. (86 points) Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Hugel Alsace Gentil 2008

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    Wine review by Rich Tomko


  • René Barth Muscat Alsace Aoc 2007

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    straw yellow....melon on the nose....brisk acidity on the palatte with a slightly sweet finish. Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


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