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French Wine From The Alsace Region in France

Sparkling wine of the Alsace region

Each area has a specific wine classification and just as in Bordeaux or Burgundy, the grand cru, is known as the best wine produced, yet if you see the name Cremant d'Alsace, then you will know that this is a sparkling wine.

Over 90 percent of all wine produced in Alsace is white wine, with Reisling being the most popular and well known.

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Wine From The Alsace Region in France

But do not get confused with the German Reisling which is a sweet wine, as the Reisling from Alsace is a dry well balanced wine that accompanies fish, shell fish and poultry dishes with absolute ease, and is a great addition to the traditional French food while you are on holiday in France.

Riesling is known as the finest wine from the most elegant grape in the Alsace region and is also served with the local dishes of smoked ham and saurkraut.

This region has been producing wine since the Roman times and has become quite exclusive in its production from the grape varieties that are used.

There are three main types of most important wines produced in the Alsace region, with Reisling being the highest, followed by Gewurztraminer, then by Sylvaner.

We have already generally covered the Reisling, that is said by many to be a gentle yet dry fine wine, but Gewurztraminer is the most typical wine from Alsace.

You will find that the main characteristics of this wine provide spicy, fruity and strong aromas, often with a floral type smell, but this wine is slightly sweeter than that of the Reisling.

Because it is known to be a richer wine, it is more often served with sausages, spicy dishes, curries, oriental dishes and because it can also be aged it is also the recommended choice with saurcrout.

Sylvaner is a fresh and fruity wine that originally came from Austria only around 2 centuries ago, which again is reasonably dry and is best served young with fish or as an aperitif.

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