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Alsace Wine

The Germans liked it so much they invaded more than twice. And it's perfectly possible that the wines of Alsace were part of the reason - alongside the various centuries' worth of historical dispute over whom it actually belonged to.

About Alsace

It's no surprise, then, that a lot of the grape varieties grown in Alsace and the wines made are German in style and grape origins.The majority of wines produced are white, although there are some very fine reds produced in tiny amounts, often from Pinot Noir. But it's Riesling and Gewürztraminer that dominate on the white front, along with some Pinot Blanc. The wines produced are very aromatic (in other words smelly, but in a nice way) and also have a spiciness to them and a lot of zing from their relatively high acidity. This makes them great wines for food, especially spicy, Asian food such as Thai, Indian or, in the case of Gewürztraminer, Chinese.

Major white grape varieties: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewürztraminer.

Key areas to watch: What you need to be looking out for is not so much areas but rather Grands Cms, a term that's given to only the best vineyard sites. The wines from these aren't cheap, but they're usually very good.

Names to look out for: Leon Beyer, Josmeyer, Keuntz-Bas,A Mann, Roily Gassmann, Schlumberger, Trimbach, the Turckheim Co-op, Zind-Humbrecht.

Alsace Wine Prices

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Cave de Turckheim Crémant d'Alsace
Case price: £9.99
Per bottle: £9.99
Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc Reserve
Case price: £10.99
Per bottle: £10.99 £6.82 (with voucher)
Cave de Turckheim Gewurztraminer
Case price: £10.99
Per bottle: £10.99
Kuehn Alsace Muscat
Case price: £11.99
Per bottle: £11.99 £7.82 (with voucher)
Cave de Hunawihr Riesling Reserve
Case price: £72.86
Per bottle: £12.14
Cave de Hunawihr Pinot Gris Reserve
Case price: £75.50
Per bottle: £12.58
Kuehn Cremant d'Alsace Brut Cuvee Prestige NV
Case price: £12.99
Per bottle: £12.99 £8.82 (with voucher)
Hugel et Fils Classic Gentil
Case price: £13.12
Per bottle: £13.12
Cave de Turckheim Pinot Gris Sables et Galets
Case price: £13.99
Per bottle: £13.99 £9.82 (with voucher)
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