Alsace embraces its Grand Cru soul

Recent changes to wine labelling rules have persuaded top-class Alsace wine producers to embrace the Grand Cru classification

8th July, 2018
Maison Trimbach in Alsace: the wine is listed in every three-star Michelin restaurant in France Pic: Getty

After decades of resistance by many of the leading producers in Alsace, two pillars of Alsace wine, Maison Trimbach and Maison Hugel, have finally given in and accepted the honour being presented to them by the French authorities.

They have decided to accept that the Alsace Grand Cru status now has a meaning and they will begin to produce legally labelled Grand Cru wines. Jean Trimbach, the 12th generation of his family to run Maison...

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