THE ALSACE WINE ROUTE, ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC DRIVES IN THE WORLD
The Alsace Wine Route is one of the oldest in the world and offers road trips full of culture and history along with scenery unlike anywhere else
The Alsace Wine Route is a jewel! A true picturesque tourist route that winds gently along the mountainside, it crosses Alsace from north to south and stretches for 170 km through a succession of fairytale villages and offers a unique view illustrating the richness and diversity of the alsatians landscapes composed of limestone soils, hills, castles, and vineyards.
OLD CELLARS VISITS AND WINE TASTING OF LIMITED VINTAGES
The Alsace Wine Route is much more than just a scenic way for visitors to admire the countryside, architecture, and food: it also leads the way to the doors of wine cellars and tasting rooms, most of which are open all year round! Over 100 villages line the Alsace Wine Route, and you’re sure to find a warm welcome in each one, as you visit cellars where the producer will be delighted to give you a tasting of his or her wines. Visitors will always be given a warm welcome in Alsace wineries, whether they are independent winemakers, producer-négoçiants or members of cooperatives.
7 INTENSELY AROMATIC GRAPE VARIETIES
Alsace’s vinicultural tradition is focused on seven grape varieties, and these lend Alsace Wines their names and characteristic aromatic profiles. Riesling, the grape of German fame and a perfect pairing for fish. The Gewurztraminer, star of Alsace intensively sweet and floral, ideal for spicy dishes. The aromatic essence of the Muscat meant to be for the aperitif or to be served with fresh vegetables. The Pinot Gris dryness, which is refreshing to the mouth at every sip. The neutrality of the Sylvaner and of course, the Pinot Blanc, a precious mixture of elegant surprises. Not to forget Alsace’s only red wine, the Pinot Noir, light and fruity and the Crémant d’Alsace, renowned Alsatian sparkling wine.
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