Alsace Vineyards

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007 at 12:00 am

alsace vineyardOne of the things that characterizes Alsace and its wines are its grape varieties. In Alsace, the wines themselves get their names from the grape variety from which they are taken from and not from their terroir.

This particular originality has helped create the popularity that it has already garnered for so long. Various wine lovers usually appreciate the different Alsace grape varieties simply because they combine all of the different conveniences that will easily relate to the senses which is a slim bottle which is easily discernible, aromas that are fruit-driven because of the different grape scents, the unique tastes of Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Pinot Noir and the combination of these wines to complete an aggregation of wine flavors that range from light to dry to extravagantly rich.

Sylvaner

This is a substantially fresh and light type of wine with a delectable flavor. It is refreshing, spirited type of wine which is easy to enjoy.

Pinot Blanc

This is a hearty yet delicate, fresh yet accommodating type of wine. This type of wine describes the type of joyful medium that is in the range of Alsace wines.

Riesling

This type of wine is dry, cultured and exquisitely fruity. It has an elegant bouquet which, from time to time, contains mineral and floral notes. This particular property enables it to have a good aging potential. It is duly recognized by people as one of the world’s finest white wine varietals as it is considered a gastronomic wine par excellence.

Muscat d’Alsace

This type of wine is considered to be very aromatic as well as appropriately tasteful. Although it is a dry type of wine, it is quite different from the different sweet Muscats of the Mediterranean regions.

Tokay Pinot Gris

This has a deliciously full-bodied taste which is accompanied by a long finish. It is characteristic of woodland aromas and may sometimes become slightly smoky with a comely extravagance and roundness of taste.

Pinot Noir

This variety is the only Alsace variety that continues to produce red or rose wines. This is the exception to the white wine trend that you might see in Alsace wines. The wines of Pinot Noir have a characteristic cherry-like essence in them and exhibits a fruity character. If these are matured in oak barrels, this type of wine gains added body and complexity.

Gewurztraminer

This is a rich and delightful combination of seduction and power in a wine. It is absolutely the best-known type of Alsace wine because of the different type of aromas that is combined in it. It displays the different flavors of flowers, fruit and spices.

These are the types of grape varietals in Alsatian wine. Hopefully, this article was able to help you gain a little more understanding of the different varieties and how they differ in tastes, appearance and characteristics. The nature of Alsatian wine is quite diverse and it will continue this tradition for as long as possible.