France - Alsace

Alsace is unusual for a French wine region, not least because its labelling laws stipulate that producers must specify the grape variety used on the label.

Production is focussed on Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Muscat made in dry and sweet styles. These differ stylistically from German regions further up the Rhine in that the wines are typically fermented in large old oak foudres at ambient temperatures to give a fuller-bodied wine.

The climate is cool to moderate continental and the region's latitude ensures high sunshine levels. There is a great variety of soils in the vineyards due to the region's dramatic geological history.

Alsace is famed for being the birthplace of biodynamic viticulture in France and has the country's highest proportion of biodynamic producers.

Featured Growers


Riesling Grand Cru Wineck

Bernhard Jean-Marc
Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

Powerful and complex nose of citrus aromas (lemon and grapefruit), crystallized fruit. In the mouth it is rich, fleshy, fat with an elegant lemony acidity, with aromatic persistence.

ABV 13.5%

Cremant d' Alsace Brut Cuvee Prestige

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot-Auxerrois 50%, Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 10%

This Cremant is light and dry, restrained and subtle. The palate fills with gentle flavours of shortbread and apple peel. Slightly bitter grapefruit zest and hints of citrus freshness dispersed by a lively, fine-fizzing mousse. The finish is elegant and very clean cut.

ABV 12.0%

Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Hengst Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Gewürztraminer 100%

This is a sweet wine Golden in colour. Very aromatic and perfumed. Nose of fresh fruits, musk and nuts. Full and persistent with an elegant wide nose and palate.

ABV 12.5%

Gewurztraminer Herrenweg Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Gewürztraminer 100%

ABV 13.0%

Gewurztraminer Rosenberg Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Muscat 100%

This is a dry, fresh and fruity Muscat with a light perfume.

ABV 13.0%

Muscat Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Muscat 100%

This is a dry, fresh and fruity Muscat with a light perfume.

ABV 12.0%

Pinot Auxerrois Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot-Auxerrois 100%

This Pinot-Auxerrois is a variety of Pinot Blanc, small bays more intense flavour. It is tender and delicate and combines freshness and flexibility to represent a happy medium in the range of Alsace Wines. It has great power, a remarkable fruity wine from Val Saint Grégorie.

ABV 12.5%

Pinot Gris Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Complex aromas of slightly earthy tones with hints of white flowers. Very fresh with great purity of fruit.

ABV 13.0%

Pinot Gris Grand Cru 'Brand' Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

This is a fairly sweet wine with scents of honey and candied citrus. The flavours explode on the palate backed with a cool structure.

ABV 13.0%

Pinot Gris Reserve Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

Beautiful bright yellow in colour. On the nose it has fruity aromas of peach, pineapple and acacia flowers. The attack is supple with good structure. A long and aromatic finish. A well balanced wine.

ABV 13.0%

Riesling Grand Cru Schlossberg Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

This Riesling has a fruity nose with notes of citrus and white flowers. The mouth is mineral and fresh, and the acidity is fine and seductive. A beautiful, mature material and well balanced.

ABV 12.5%

Riesling Herrenweg Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

The nose opens up with aromas of pear and white flowers. This Riesling has distinct mineral flavours with good acidity and is well structured. It will gain complexity with age.

ABV 12.5%

Riesling Vielles Vignes Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

Dry, refined and delicately fruity. This Riesling has an elegant bouquet with mineral notes, giving it good ageing potential. This Riesling is recognised as one of the world’s finest white wine varietals.

ABV 12.5%

Pinot Noir 'Barrique' Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot Noir 100%

This is a rich and powerful Alsace wine with soft tannins. Notes of blackcurrant and vanilla.

ABV 13.0%

Pinot Noir 'H' Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot Noir 100%

Some smoky notes and crushed boysenberry play on nose and palate. The pleasant smokiness reaches into all corners of this soft but fresh wine. It has a lovely rounded balance with a relatively light body where earthiness is as present as fruit.

ABV 13.0%

Pinot Noir Rosenberg Ehrhart

Domaine Saint-Rémy
Wettolshiem, Alsace, France

Pinot Noir 100%

Aromatic red berries signal tart pleasure: redcurrant and raspberry. The very easy and smooth body fully plays into that with light-bodied charm. Drink while the aromas still sing.

ABV 13.0%

Gewurztraminer Herrenweg de Turckheim

Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Alsace, France

Gewürztraminer 100%

Elegant combination of exotic fruits, citrus and light rose aromas, very typical of this precocious vineyard. There is an agreeable false sense of sweetness, very inviting, but the palate comes a total surprise. The wine has an elegant power, tastes dry with a smooth finish.

ABV 13.5%

Pinot D'Alsace Humbrecht

Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Alsace, France

Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay

A unique wine from Alsace with Chardonnay included in the blend. This wine has a rich mouth feel and good acidity.

ABV 13.0%

Riesling Heimbourg

Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

The Heimbourg develops rich ripe fruity aromas mixed with classic minerals. It is a very complex nose. The vines are finally exploring the best part of the soil and this also shows on the palate: powerful, intense, well balanced with a ripe acidity and a long dry finish.

ABV 12.5%

Riesling Herrenweg de Turckheim

Domaine Zind Humbrecht
Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

The nose shows a surprising nice minerality for the Herrenweg, usually fruitier and simpler. Yields are also very small! The palate has the structure of a tight limestone Riesling, with a crisp saline acidity. Low residual sugars, so the finish is quite dry and long.

ABV 12.5%

Gewurztraminer Domaine Gocker

Philippe Gocker
Alsace, France

Gewürztraminer 100%

ABV 13.0%

Pinot Gris Gocker

Philippe Gocker
Alsace, France

Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%

A powerfully rich wine with complex aromas. It can often advantageously replace a red wine to accompany white meats & game.

ABV 13.0%

Riesling Rosacker Grand Cru

Philippe Gocker
Alsace, France

Riesling 100%

ABV 12.0%


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