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
2013 Pinot Noir, Nouvelle Lune, André Rohrer Mittelbergheim is one of Alsace's finest and most authentic villages. Here it is enough to just stroll along the beautiful streets with houses since the 1500s. But behind the facades several innovative producers are hiding. Many show great interest in so called natural wines. They are Rietch, Rieffel, the newly established and microscopic Catherine Riss and André Rohrer. André has Pinot Noir at a third of his land. From this he makes three cuvées of red wine and a crémant Blanc de Noir. Fun!
2013 Pinot Noir Nouvelle Lune by André Rohrer in Mittelbergheim has inviting and open aromas of black cherry, strawberry, vanilla and liquorice. The taste is full-bodied and very fruity, almost like grape juice, still the fresh acids are in place along with firm tannins that give fine structure. The aftertaste is long and remarkably clean. A natural wine. Price: € 13.20.