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The Wine Region of Alsace


The Wine Region of Alsace

   Wit hits 15 500 hectares of vines, the Alsace region counts is one of the largest white wine production  regions, 90% od the 150 millions bottles of wine  are white wines, 33 million for export. For this region, this activity is very important and represents  40 %  of total agricultural products sales.
   The vines of Alsace are found in the foothills leaning in the Voges massif at an altitude of between 200 and 400 m. This long band of soils (loam, limestone, schist and sandstone)  110 kilometres in length is called the famous  « Route des vins d'Alsace ».

The wines with  Alsace Appellations

   The Alsace Wines are divided nto 3 appellations: AOC Alsace, AOC Alsace Grand Cru and AOC Crémant D'Alsace. There are also the special ones « Vendanges tardives » or « Sélections de grains nobles ».

The grape types of the Alsace Wines

   The wines of Alsace are often recognised for their grape types. The region uses 7 types which are particularly aromatic: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Sylvaner and Muscat.