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Alsace

Alsace is in the far northeastern corner of France and is noted for it's excellent white wines.  It is the only AOC region in France that is allowed to produce wines designated by the name of the grape variety from which they are produced.  While varietal naming is common in many other countries, the practice in France is to name the best wines for the region in which they are produced (i.e. - Champagne, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, etc.)

The Alsace region benefits from the shielding it receives from the Vosges Mountains. This mountain range is located to the northeast of Alsace and shields the region from winter weather.

Among the best producers in Alsace are Trimbach and Zindt Humbrech.

Trimbach:
Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer - 'Cuvee des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre'

Pinot Blanc

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris - 'Reserve Personnelle'

Pinot Noir - 'Reserve Personnelle'

Riesling

Riesling - 'Cuvee Fredric Emile'

Riesling - 'Clos Sainte Hune'