In Alsace you will meet unmatched serenity, beauty, hospitality and, not the least, some of the World's best white wines. Alsace-Wine.net is your guide to wine touring in Alsace by foot, by bike and by car.
Alsace offers charming wines of great quality and unmatched diversity. In the medieval Alsatian villages with their narrow, cobblestone alleys you will meet dedicated producers on terroirs tended by their forefathers since generations.
Enjoy reading about the great Alsace grape varieties Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat, as well as Sylvaner, Auxerrois and Klevener d'Heiligenstein. Learn more about the Alsace Grand Cru system, AOC rules, viticulture and the terroirs of Alsace.
Alsace-Wine.net presents several dozens of Alsace producers, many of which are up-and-coming, who all will love to welcome you on their premises.
If you want a charming appartment, perfectly located in Riquewihr with a private courtyard: Gite l'Oriel.
If you want to stay in a small village with a wine growing family, in the heart of alsace: Domaine Jean-Marc Bernhard.
Every vintage is unique.The winter was very mild and turned directly into summer end of March. High temperature boosted the vegetation. Although April to June was dry, the wines did not suffer from drought. The rains in July were welcome, in contrast to the ones in August which made the berries susceptible to grey rot. In addition, the insect Suzukii caused huge damage, reducing the crop of Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris dramatically. Our biodynamic cultivation did, however, reduce the damage.
But not everything was gloomy. The harvest was a dream; three weeks of sunny and dry conditions. Riesling, Sylvaner, Muscat and Pinot Gris had incredible maturity, acidity and finesse. Our selection has made all the difference! We remain true to our image.
Etienne Loew, Vigneron à Westhoffen
The 2014 Pinot Blanc Bouquet de Printemps, Jean-Marc and Fréderic Bernhard. The 2014 harvest was strongly affected by an outbreak of pest insect suzukii. The small fly made holes in the skins, causing leakage of grape juice which was oxidized to acetic acid. Some vineyards planted with Pinot Noir actually smelled strongly of vinegar! Many discarded their Pinot Noir, sometimes in vain. The fact is that acetic acid is largely reduced during the vinification, making the impact on the flavor and fragrance quite modest. p>
The 2014 Pinot Blanc Bouquet de Printemps from Jean-Marc and Fréderic Bernhard in Katzenthal is made from Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois and Pinot Noir. The taste is fresh and fruity with hints of yellow apples, nectarines and cherries from the Pinot Noir. The palate is medium-bodied, hearty and rich with delightful acidity, dense fruitiness and excellent balance in the finish. Pinot Noir was picked and pressed with the other grapes. Price: € 6.