Alsace

The foothills of Alsace’s Vosges Mountains on the Country’s Eastern border yield aromatic white wines from grapes more closely associated with Germany than France. Riesling is the region’s most widely planted grape usually creating wines in a medium bodied dry style. Gewurztraminer grapes, an aromatic white variety, offers distinctive lychee, floral aromas and dry spicy flavors. Alsace’s Pino Gris, a white mutation of Italy’s Pinot Noir, creates a fuller bodied version of Italy’s counterpart.