Natural wine from Alsace
The Alsace vineyard is located at the foot of the Bauges, in the departments of Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin and for a length of 120 km. Thanks to the protection of the Vosges mountains, the vineyard experiences very little precipitation and beautiful sunshine. There are many white grape varieties (Riesling, Sylvaner, Chasselas, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains, Muscat Rose à Petits Grains, Muscat Ottonel, Chardonnay, Klevener de Heiligenstein), Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. As a common rule, Alsace wines are mono-grape which means only one grape at a time to make wines. Only "Edelzwicker" is a blend of white grape varieties. You can find dry, sweet (Vendanges Tardives) and sweet (Selection de grains nobles) white wines. The diversity of soils and grape varieties makes it possible to produce regional, atypical and diversified wines. The vineyard has 51 Grands Crus to highlight certain places while the grape variety is often highlighted on the labels for AOC Alsace wines. However, many young winegrowers are now trying to highlight the soils by carrying out the different grape varieties.