Alsace wine or Alsatian wine is produced in the Alsace region in France and is primarily white wine. Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée region in France to produce mostly varietal wines, typically from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine. Along with Austria and Germany, it produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world as well as highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. Wines are produced under three different AOCs ...
Alsace Grand Cru is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée for wines made in specific parcels of the Alsace wine region of France. The Grand Cru AOC was recognized in 1975 by the INAO with subsequent expansion in 1983, 1992 and 2007. The wines come from selected sites in the Alsace AOC region, located at altitudes between 200 m and 300 m. To qualify for Grand Cru status, a wine must first meet the Alsace AOC rules and then other strict requirements. For example, the yield of the vineyards has ...
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The wine region of Alsace produces wines under three different Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées: Alsace AOC for white, rosé and red wines, Alsace Grand Cru AOC for white wines from certain classified vineyards and Crémant d'Alsace AOC for sparkling wines. This region is the only French wine region allowed to label its wines based on variety.
Unlike most other French wine regions, there is only one AOC for most wines made in the whole of Alsace. In 2006, 78 per cent of the Alsatian vineyards were producing wine under the Alsace AOC appellation. Other French wine regions have numerous appellations within them, often designating wine from a particular town or, even, an area within a certain town. Alsace AOC wines are often sold with one of the varietal labels or similar designations that are allowed under the AOC rules. In some cases,
The Alsace Grand Cru AOC, which is a separate appellation, was not created until 1975. As of 2009, there are currently 51 lieux-dits listed as Grand Cru. All wines labeled with the Alsace Grand Cru designation must be produced from the noble Alsace varieties: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer grapes. These wines can be produced as late harvest wines and labeled either Sélection de Grains Nobles or Vendange tardive.
Crémant d'Alsace is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée for sparkling wines. It was granted AOC status on August 24, 1976. It is made using the traditional method, mostly from Pinot blanc grapes, but it may also contain Pinot gris, Riesling, Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes. Rosé Crémant d'Alsace is made exclusively from Pinot noir grapes. Crémant d'Alsace is a significant part of the wine production in Alsace, with 18% of the region's vineyards used for this purpose. 223 942 ...
Crémant d'Alsace is an Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée for sparkling wines made in the Alsace wine region of France. Produced since 1900, the Crémant d'Alsace AOC was recognized in 1976 by the INAO and the designation Crémant regulated by the European Parliament in 1996. Crémant d'Alsace is usually made of some blend among pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, riesling, auxerrois and chardonnay. Crémant d'Alsace rosé, while rare, is made of pinot noir. The method of production is ...
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Betegnelsen Alsace AOC stammer fra 1962, og den mousserende vin Crémant d'Alsace AOC fik sin benævnelse i 1976. I Alsace findes i alt 51 grand cru-marker. De første 25 marker blev udnævnt i 1983, 25 nye i 1992 og den seneste i 2007. Fire af druesorterne kan dyrkes som grand cru: riesling, gewurztraminer, pinot gris og muscat. Der er dog ...
Det finns tre ursprungsbeteckningar för Alsaceviner; AOC Alsace, AOC Alsace Grand Cru samt AOC Crémant d'Alsace. Den totala odlingsarealen är 15 230 ha som fördelas på 119 byar. För varje kategori finns fastställda regler om beskärningsmetod, maximal avkastning samt lägsta tillåtna mognadsgrad (sockerhalt) vid skörd.
Rather, the designation means that it is a white wine made from Pinot varieties. Under Alsace appellation rules, the varieties Pinot blanc, Auxerrois blanc, Pinot gris and Pinot noir (vinified white, without skin contact) may all be used, but a blend of Pinot blanc and Auxerrois blanc is the most common. The most full-bodied "Pinot blanc" wines from Alsace, with a spicy and smokey character and moderate acidity, are probably dominated by Auxerrois grapes.