Alsace is the fifth-smallest of the 27 regions of France in land area (8,280 km²), and the smallest in metropolitan France. Alsace is located on France’s eastern border and on the west bank of the upper Rhine adjacent to Germany and Switzerland and its prefecture is Strasbourg.

 

Gewurtraminer (PDO): the Best-Known Alsace Wine

Gewurztraminer is a vigorous wine, full-bodied with aromas of exotic fruits, flowers, citrus fruits and spices. It is the perfect wine to accompany spicy dishes and vigorous cheeses like Munster. It is also highly recommended for many Asian foods: Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and Indian.

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Alsace Pinot Noir (PDO): The Only Red Wine from Alsace

The Pinot Noir is the only red wine produced in the Alsace region (East part of France, at the German Boarder), which is most commonly known for white wines. In decline since the 16th century, this light and fruity red wine has been attracting new interest over the past few years. Given its very low concentration of tannins, the Pinot Noir red wine pairs well with pork, poultry and even fish!

©Pascal Xicluna/Min.Agri.Fr

©Pascal Xicluna/Min.Agri.Fr