Louis Sipp

+ 33 3 89 73 60 01 5 Grand Rue
Ribeauville Alsace, 68150
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Louis SIPP began his family's involvement in wine growing at the end of the First World War. Louise , pioneering grandmother of the family, acquired the first plots of vineyard while her husband Louis was away on the Russian Front. The first vats were also bought at this time. Some of those old vats are still in use, and can be seen in our wine cellars. At this time grapes were harvested on the Kirchberg hill (today classified as "Grand Cru" land) and carried in baskets on the harvesters' backs down to the presses, wich were situated at the top end of the town. The first wine awards were given from around 1920. In 1962, August's sons Louis and Pierre, aided by Pierre's wife Simone, began a rethink of the vineyard's use of vine varieties, veering the business toward the higher quality "noble" varieties Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Tokay Pinot Gris. The vineyard was also by the acquisition of plots bordering those the business already used in Ribeauvillé&# 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...

  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • Auxerrois

    Auxerrois' tendency towards low acidity makes it suitable to cooler climates, such as England, Ontario's Niagara Peni...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Emark, we were told today that Alsatian wines are 100% of the grape variety on ... ... ourselves outside of the Louis Sipp winery and decided to head in. Thirteen dry wines and three cremants later we were all walking with smiles on our faces. The Rieslings here, especially a couple of the Grand Crus and an old vine (vieilles vignes) were migh... 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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  • Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2009

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    very nice dry fruity wine Read More

    Wine review by mermal2xy


  • Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2007

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    Wine review by cruane


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  • This winery did an unbelievably fruity, deep rose - it was way darker, bolder and fruitier than most. It was a pinot noir, but fairly close to a red wine - absolutely fantastic for picnics

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  • Louis Sipp Riesling Alsace Aoc 2005

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    good balance between buterness/nearly roasted side and freshness for this dry wine Read More

    Wine review by Olivier


  • Louis Sipp Gewürztraminer Alsace 1999

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    No written review

    Wine review by christopherso


  • Louis Sipp Muscat Alsace 2004

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    ...along with the pinot blanc, gewürtzraminer, riesling, pinot gris and the vendage tardives. Read More

    Wine review by Rehoboam98


  • Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2004

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    Very mineral and tropical fruits with some nice acidity. Very floral Read More

    Wine review by 1Philip James 1 Philip James


  • Louis Sipp Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by Stephen


  • Louis Sipp Riesling Alsace Aoc 2004

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