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May 06

Wine (Vin) Appellation d’Origine

 

AOC Wine region Estimated date Comments
Alsace Alsace 1945 Alsace wine or Alsatian wine (in French: Vin d’Alsace) is produced in the Alsace region in France and is primarily white. Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only Appellation d’Origine region in France to produce mostly Varietal wines, typically from similar grape varieties to those used in German wines and Austria. Along, it produces some of the most noted dry Rieslings in the world as well as highly aromatic Gewurztraminer wines my favorite white wine.     Wines are produced under three different AOCs: Alsace AOC for white, rosé and red wines, Alsace Grand Cru AOC for white wines from certain classified vineyards and Cremant d’Alsace AOC for sparkling wines. Both dry and sweet white wines are produced.

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