Sunday August 9, 2020

Wine: Alsace strikes an enviable balance

The eastern French region doesn’t enjoy the same name-recognition factor as its cousins in Bordeaux and Burgundy, but most of its whites have a piercing quality that startles and delights

2nd August, 2020
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A vineyard in Alsace, near the village of Wihr-au-Val: the slate and granite soil give the region’s wines their character

Full of beguiling charm, Alsace may not yet be as well recognised as the robust and gregarious Bordeaux and Burgundy regions in France – but curious and discerning wine lovers all over the world are increasingly proud to fly the flag in her name, recognising the area’s stunning wines.

Unique micro-climates and the slate and granite soil create a perfect canvas for wines that are an impeccable balance between sweet fruit and crisp...

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