(al-zass) A French province that makes some of the finest dry white wines in the world, many from grapes that in other parts of the world would be used to make sweet wines, such as Riesling and Gewurztraminer.
(Al-zahss) - Northeastern French province on the Rhine, known for rich dry white wines made from grapes of German heritage, primarily Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Alto Adige (AHL-toe AH-dee-jay) - Northeastern Italian wine region, near Bolzano.
A mountainous region on the border of Germany and France, renowned for its wines and unique Franco-German culture. Ownership of Alsace has changed repeatedly between Germany and France. Alsace belonged to Germany 1870-1918 and briefly again during WWII. Since 1918, it has been part of France with the exception of 1940-45. Bahnhofplatz(German) The square or plaza in front of a train station.
This area of France, known mostly for white wines, has over 90 picturesque villages. The wines are light to full-bodied with great varietal character. Alsace also produces wonderful late-harvest sweet wines. The area borders the Rhine north of Switzerland and extends about 70 miles along the lower slopes of the Vosges Mountains from Strasbourg in the north past Colmar to Mulhouse.
Very perfumed, aromatic dry white wines with spicy flavours; white varietals – Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Tokay-Pinot Gris, Muscat (and some Sylvaner, Chasselas and Pinot Blanc). Reds – Pinot Noir. Most of these are bottled as single varietals, with the exception of Edelzwicker (see below).
A major white wine producing region in northestern France. Amarone: An Italian wine from Veneto made by a special process in which grapes are harvested late and allowed to "raisinate," thus producing a higher alcohol percentage in the wine and sometimes a sweet taste on the palate.
Northeastern province of France, bordering the Rhine, known for it's rich dry white wines made from grapes of German heritage, primarily Riesling and Gewurztraminer. The wines are light to full bodied with great varietal character.