Alsace wine area

Alsace wine or Alsatian wine is produced in the Alsace region in France and is primarily white.

The Alsace white wines are the great historical wine speciality of the region. Alsace famous grape varieties are RieslingPinot Gris (called Tokay in the past), Muscat, and Gewurztraminer. There are also some other varieties like Sylvaner, Klevner, Auxerrois and Pinot Blanc (white wines). Edelzwicker is not a grape variety but a blend of several noble varieties like Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat or Gewurztraminer. Each winegrower has its own recipe of Edelzwicker which may change from year to year according to the production of the year.
More and more excellent Pinot Noir red wines are produced there now.

An Alsace wine can match every occasion. Delicious as an aperitive, they are also perfect partners for fish and seafood. Good Alsace wines are also matching poultry, white meats, game, foie gras, exotic recipes (thai, indian, chinese or creole cooking deserve a Gewurztraminer), dessert and – what could be a surprise for many – cheese! Contrary to popular belief, in most cases white wines are better adapted to cheese than red wines. This is particularly true with strong cheeses.