The best wines of Alsace

Discover the best wines of Alsace as well as the best winemakers of Alsace and estates of Alsace to visit. Explore the popular grape varieties in Alsace and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Top wines of Alsace by region

Looking for a good wine of Alsace among the top wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent wines of Alsace. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be appropriate with these exceptional wines. Learn more about the region and the wines of Alsace with technical and enological descriptions.

Great red wines of Alsace

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Food and wine pairing with a red wine of Alsace

Red wines from the region of Alsace go well with generally quite well with dishes of veal, game (deer, venison) or poultry such as recipes of pljeskavica (balkan hamburger), rabbit with cider and prunes or potato cakes.

Organoleptic analysis of red wine of Alsace

On the nose the red wine of the region of Alsace. often reveals types of flavors of cherry, vegetal or microbio and sometimes also flavors of pomegranate, sage or black fruit. In the mouth the red wine of the region of Alsace. is a with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in red wine of Alsace

  • 2005 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 2011 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2009 With an average score of 4.20/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2018 With an average score of 3.98/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 3.95/5

The most used grape varieties in red wine of Alsace

  • Pinot Noir
  • Gewürztraminer

The best wineries and winemakers for red wine of Alsace

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Discovering the wine region of Alsace

Alsace, located in the extreme north-east of France, is Distinguished from other French wine regions by its strong Franco-Germanic influences. These influences are the result of a back-and-forth between the German and French sovereignties over the last few centuries. They can be seen not only in the architecture and culture of Alsace, but also in the wines. Alsace wines are produced under three main appellations: Alsace and Alsace Grand Cru for still white wines (Sweet and Dry), and Crémant d'Alsace for Sparkling wines.

Almost all the wines produced in this region fall under one of these three appellations. Alsace Grand Cru wines are produced from one of the 51 privileged vineyards spread along the Length of the region. Alsace is the only French wine region to produce significant quantities of Grape/riesling">Riesling and Gewurztraminer. These two grape varieties are more commonly associated with German wines and are reminiscent of Alsace's history.

Great white wines of Alsace

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Food and wine pairing with a white wine of Alsace

White wines from the region of Alsace go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or spicy food such as recipes of braised beef with carrots, mexican salad with spicy dressing or couscous without couscous maker.

Organoleptic analysis of white wine of Alsace

On the nose the white wine of the region of Alsace. often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, golden raisin or dried apricot and sometimes also flavors of musk, flint or almonds. In the mouth the white wine of the region of Alsace. is a powerful with a nice freshness.

The best vintages in white wine of Alsace

  • 1997 With an average score of 4.47/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.43/5
  • 2010 With an average score of 4.41/5
  • 1989 With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.39/5
  • 2001 With an average score of 4.37/5

The most used grape varieties in white wine of Alsace

  • Riesling
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for white wine of Alsace

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Discover the grape variety: Riesling

White Riesling is a grape variety that originated in France (Alsace). It produces a variety of grape specially used for the elaboration of wine. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by small bunches, and small grapes. White Riesling can be found in many vineyards: Alsace, Loire Valley, Languedoc & Roussillon, Lorraine, Provence & Corsica, Rhone Valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, South West.

Great sparkling wines of Alsace

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Food and wine pairing with a sparkling wine of Alsace

Sparkling wines from the region of Alsace go well with generally quite well with dishes of shellfish, poultry or appetizers and snacks such as recipes of navarin of the sea da gigi, turkey escalope with cream and shallots or emulsion of foie gras with pata negra.

Organoleptic analysis of sparkling wine of Alsace

On the nose the sparkling wine of the region of Alsace. often reveals types of flavors of cream, ripe strawberries or mango and sometimes also flavors of rhubarb, pomegranate or melon. In the mouth the sparkling wine of the region of Alsace. is a powerful with a nice vivacity and a fine and pleasant bubble.

The best vintages in sparkling wine of Alsace

  • 2010 With an average score of 4.09/5
  • 2008 With an average score of 4.05/5
  • N.V. With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2013 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2016 With an average score of 4.01/5
  • 2017 With an average score of 3.98/5

The most used grape varieties in sparkling wine of Alsace

  • Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris
  • Auxerrois

The best wineries and winemakers for sparkling wine of Alsace

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The word of the wine: Barrel

Bordeaux barrel of 225 litres, used to determine the tonneau (unit of measurement corresponding to four barrels, or 900 litres).

Great sweet wines of Alsace

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Food and wine pairing with a sweet wine of Alsace

Sweet wines from the region of Alsace go well with generally quite well with dishes of pork, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or spicy food such as recipes of quiche without pastry, sardines moroccan style or penne à la toscane.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wine of Alsace

On the nose the sweet wine of the region of Alsace. often reveals types of flavors of honey, citrus fruit or cinnamon and sometimes also flavors of almonds, stone or maple syrup. In the mouth the sweet wine of the region of Alsace. is a powerful mainly marked by the residual sugar.

The best vintages in sweet wine of Alsace

  • 1989 With an average score of 4.90/5
  • 2002 With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1998 With an average score of 4.63/5
  • 1995 With an average score of 4.60/5
  • 1997 With an average score of 4.50/5
  • 2000 With an average score of 4.50/5

The most used grape varieties in sweet wine of Alsace

  • Gewürztraminer
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris

The best wineries and winemakers for sweet wine of Alsace

A wine route planned in the region of Alsace? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of the best sweet wine of Alsace.

The word of the wine: Extra raw

Champagne dosed between 0 and 6 grams of sugar (see dosage liqueur).

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