In Alsace, the wines are named after the vine-plant. Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner are the varieties that grow on our hills.
• Gewurztraminer : full-bodied and well-structured, develops a rich aroma of fruit, flowers and spices. Powerful and appealing, sometimes slightly sweet, it is perfect as an aperitif, with ethnic dishes, strong cheese and desserts.
• Riesling : dry, distinguished and delicately fruity, offers a highly refined bouquet at times with mineral or floral notes. This gastronomic wine is unrivalled to accompany fish, seafood, shellfish, white meats and Alsace Choucroute (sauerkraut).
• Pinot Gris : this wine develops a characteristically opulent flavour. Round, rich and with a long finish, it has a complex vegetal aroma at times slightly smoky.
• Muscat : the Muscat d'Alsace is unmistakeably grapey, yet its dry character sets it apart from more southerly Muscats. This gives the impression of eating fresh grapes.
• Pinot Noir : it is the only variety in Alsace to produce a red or rose wine whose flavour reminds a cherry-like flavour.
• Pinot Blanc : well rounded and delicate, both fresh and supple this wine represents a happy medium in the range of Alsace wines. It goes with almost all dishes.
• Sylvaner : this wine is remarkably fresh and light, with a discreetly grapey flavour. Pleasant and refreshing.