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Alsace

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.

2001 Zind-Humbrecht Gewurztraminer Wintzenheim

Light label condition issue

WS  90   
2 available
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2005 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Clos Jebsal Turckheim Vendages Tardives

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WA  92   

2010 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Hunawihr Clos Windsbuhl

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2005 Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Brand Turckheim

Light label condition issue; signed bottle

WS  93   

2010 Trimbach Riesling

WA  90   
JR  16.5   

2016 Marcel Deiss Altenberg Bergheim Grand Vin

France Direct
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VN  96+    
JS  96   

2017 Marcel Deiss Bergheim Burlenberg

2-bottle Lot

France Direct
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JS  95   
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2005 Marcel Deiss Gewurztraminer Quintessence SGN

375ml

France Direct
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VN  97   
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2016 Marcel Deiss Grasberg

2-bottle Lot

Light label condition issue

France Direct
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JS  96   
VN  95   
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2018 Marcel Deiss Schlossberg

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
April, 2022
JS  96   

1998 Schoffit Tokay Pinot Gris Clos St. Theobald Rangen de Thann SGN Lot 1

500ml

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  97   
WS  90   

2011 Ostertag Pinot Noir "E"

1993 Domaines Schlumberger Gewurztraminer Fleur

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1989 Pierre Sparr Gewurztraminer Mambourg Vendange Tardive Cuvee Centenaire

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1990 Pierre Sparr Tokay Pinot Gris Mambourg Grand Cru Cuvee Centenaire

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

2017 Wolfberger Gewürztraminer

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2017 Wolfberger Gewürztraminer