While fashions for wines come and go, Alsace continues to be the source of timeless quality and style; its secret weapon is producing wines that match today’s cosmopolitan and adventurous gastronomic lifestyles.
Long before we discovered the fruit flavours of Australia and Chile, Alsace was delivering ripe, rich, full-flavoured but also elegant wines.
Long before we demanded that all wines let us know what was in the bottle, not just where it came from, Alsace was listing grape varieties on its labels.
Long before wine brands began to dominate supermarket shelves with every variety and blend you could dream of, Alsace producers were bottling a range of wines for every occasion.
The essence of Alsace is a lavishness of aromas and an opulence of flavour, whether it is a grapey Muscat, a floral Gewurztraminer, a spicy Pinot Gris or even a limey Riesling. This may be why the popular (mis)conception of these wines is that they are sweet, but this is not really the case. In fact, winemakers in Alsace prefer to make dry wines that still manage to keep that pleasant fruit and vivid freshness which taste ripe at first but then leave your mouth refreshed and awake.