A Virtual Journey Through Alsace with David Lawrason and Sara d’Amato – Video

Sara d’Amato and David Lawrason do a deep dive into one of their favourite wine regions –  Alsace! This live webinar aired on Zoom on October 24th but we wanted to post it here permanently for those of you who may have missed it, or who just want to see it again.

What can you expect from Alsatian wine? Bubbles continue to play a greater role than ever before in Alsace and are produced under the Crémant d’Alsace AOP. Sparkling wine made in the traditional method are made from riesling, pinot blanc, pinot gris and sometimes auxerrois but chardonnay and pinot noir also play considerable roles. You will find pink sparkling wine here too in the form of Crémant d’Alsace Rosé. Some of the most unique and memorable wines of the region are made from gewurztraminer. This is the 100% born in Alsace grape variety. Look out as well for dry rieslings, floral muscats, off-dry pinot gris (that is anything but Italian pinot grigio), fresh pinot noir and dry rosé versions known as Alsace Rosé. You can expect to find pinot blancs that will surprise you along with lesser-known varieties such as sylvaner, auxerrois and even chasselas.

For more insight into this dynamic region, see David Lawrason’s exploratory article here.

So, grab a glass of of Alsatian wine and learn about the quality and versatility of these delicious wines. 


Wines Highlighted

AOC Crémant d’Alsace 2016, “Blanc de Blancs Brut”, Domaine Jean-Marie Sohler

AOC Alsace Sylvaner 2017 “Originel”, Famille Muré

AOC Alsace Pinot Blanc 2018, Trimbach F.E.

AOC Alsace Riesling 2018 “Portrait”, Domaine Zinck

AOC Alsace 2018 “Métiss”, Bott-Geyl

AOC Alsace Pinot Gris 2018 “ Pierres Sèches”, Famille Muré