Alsace is a region in northeastern France known for producing high quality white wines. The region has a unique history and culture that has influenced its winemaking traditions and styles.
Alsace produces wine from different grape varieties, including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat, among others. The cool climate and diverse soils of the region contribute to the different styles of wines produced.
Alsace Riesling is known for its fresh acidity and aromas of citrus, green apple and mineral notes. Gewurztraminer has aromas of lychee, rose and spices, with a full and slightly sweet taste. Pinot Gris is medium bodied and has flavors of peach, apricot and honey. Muscat is a dry white wine with floral and fruity aromas.
Winemaking techniques in Alsace vary from producer to producer, but many use traditional techniques such as manual harvesting, natural fermentation and aging in large oak barrels. The wines are known for their purity and expression of terroir, with many producers using organic and biodynamic practices to produce wines that are true to their origins.