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Region Alsace

Ideally situated, the region of Alsace stretches almost 100 km along the Vosges mountains at an altitude of 200–400 m. It enjoys the perfect amount of sunshine and a dry, hot climate. Thanks to its 4,400 winegrowers, the region shines principally for its powerful, complex white wines: the climate means that white grapes ripen better here than anywhere else in France. Alsace wine bottles are distinguished by their unique shape, known as the "Alsace flute". Another fun fact is that it is one of the only regions whose wines are named after the grapes that made them, such as Gewurtztraminer or Riesling. We challenge you to try to pronounce them!

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Winemakers

Listed 400 winemakers

Production

1.15 million hectolitres per year (90% white wines, 10% red wines) (4% Alsace Grand Cru)

Area

15548 ha AOC

Soil and subsoil

Granite, limestone, clay, schist, sandstone

Grape variety

Reds and rosés : .

Whites : Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sylvaner, Edelzwicker: blend of white grapes of Alsace, Muscat and Gentil appellations: Alsace blend comprises 50% Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and/or Gewurztraminer, 50% Sylvaner, Ch