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Weißwein 2008 Alsace AOC Altenbourg Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives, Alsace, France

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Classification: Vendanges Tardives
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Pinot Gris
Registration number: #L1612

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Last reviewed: 30 January, 2015

Name of the French wine growing region Alsace. Alsace (or Vin d'Alsace) is also the name of the region's extensive appellation. The other two AOC are Alsace Grand Cru and for the sparkling wines Crémant d'Alsace. These wines account for around 75% of production. Most of them are varietal wines made from 100% of a variety indicated on the label. In the absence of this indication, it is a cuvée of different varieties. The AOC designation consists of Alsace and the following variety or wine type name, for example "Alsace Riesling". The yield is limited to a maximum of 80 hl/h, for Pinot Noir to 75 hl/h.

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The wine-growing region lies in the north-east of France on the border with Germany formed by the Rhine. The departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin formed a separate French administrative region of Alsace (Région Alsace) in 1973 until 2015. As part of the regional mergers, the Grand Est (Great East) region with its capital in Strasbourg was created from 2016, comprising Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne. Viticulture was already practised by the Celts (Gauls) before the Romans who appeared here in the 2nd century. After a decline in the 5th century due to the invasion of the Germanic tribes, it blossomed again under...

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land, which was only later called Gaul by the Romans, was inhabited by various tribes of Celts (Allobrogians, Ambians, Arvernians, Biturians, Cenomans and others in France, Noricans in Bavaria and Austria). A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later...

The white grape variety originates from France. There are about 150 synonyms that testify to its great age and worldwide distribution in many wine-growing countries. The most important of these, grouped alphabetically by country, are Drusen, Druser, Grauburgunder, Grauer Burgunder, Grauer Clevner, Kleiner Traminer, Rheingrauer, Ruländer, Speyerer (Germany, Austria); Arnaison Gris, Arnoison Gris, Auvernat Gris, Auxerrois Gris, Beurot, Friset, Fromenteau Gris, Griset, Malvoisie, Moréote Gris, Muscade, Noirien Gris, Pineau Cendre, Pineau Cendrée, Pinot Beurot (France); Edelklevner, Tokay until 2007; then forbidden...

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