Alsace & Jura

Alsace’s wines are amongst the most distinctive in France. It’s a delightful area to visit with its pretty villages, attractive landscape and rich tradition of gastronomy. As in many places, the flat ground produces good, standard, everyday wines while the ‘grand cru’ vineyards are on the slopes, although the process of deciding what is and isn’t a grand cru has been beset by politics and vested interests. The wines are as individual as the region and very different to those elsewhere in France. Perhaps the producers should move away from the flute-style bottle for some styles, but don’t let these dissuade you trying the clean, fresh Pinot Blancs, the rich and intense Pinot Gris and the exotic and floral Gewurztraminers. They are normally drier than you would expect!

Ask a confirmed wine buff to place Jura on the map and they would probably struggle! Well it is half way between Burgundy and the Swiss border in an area also famous for Mont d’Or cheese. Its intriguing range of unique wine styles combined with a great number of artisan, often organic and ‘natural’, wine producers has made Jura a darling of sommeliers worldwide. White wine styles generally fall into two distinct camps. Ouillé wines are ‘normal’ whereas sous voile wines, including Vin Jaune, sit under a layer of yeast in the same fashion as Fino or Manzanilla sherry.

Areas within Alsace & Jura:

Alsace  |  Jura

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  1. Riesling gr cru Kaefferkopf
    Henri Ehrhart Riesling, grand cru Kaefferkopf, Alsace 2017
    Riesling 12.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    The Kaefferkopf vineyard at Ammerschwir is renowned for its elegant, mineral Rieslings and was...
    £13.70 per bottle
  2. Pinot Gris
    Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris, Les Princes Abbés, Alsace 2017
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    An intense wine packed full of aromatic fruit flavours including quince and a complex citrusy...
    £17.90 per bottle
  3. Gewurztraminer gr cru Eichberg, Sorg
    Domaine Bruno Sorg Gewurztraminer, grand cru Eichberg, Alsace 2018
    Gewürztraminer 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Lively, spicy Gewurztraminer nose, then soft, full and well-balanced fruit on the palate with...
    £27.50 per bottle
  4. Gewurztraminer, Pfaffenheim
    Dopff & Irion Gewurztraminer, Cuvée René Dopff, Alsace 2016
    Gewürztraminer 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Fine, richly textured Gewurztraminer from the co-operative at Pfaffenheim. A spicy, rose petal nose...
    £12.70 per bottle
  5. Pinot Gris, Bruno Sorg
    Domaine Bruno Sorg Pinot Gris, Alsace 2018
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Rich, full wine with typical Pinot Gris fatness and spice but it also has the acidity on the finish...
    £16.80 per bottle
  6. Pinot Gris, Pfaffenheim
    Dopff & Irion Pinot Gris, Cuvée René Dopff, Alsace 2018
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 13.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Ripe, juicy white with honeyed fruit, good weight and an attractive streak of fresh, lemony...
    £12.70 per bottle
  7. Gewurztraminer, Bruno Sorg
    Domaine Bruno Sorg Gewurztraminer, Alsace 2017
    Gewürztraminer 13.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Powerful, fabulously rich Gewürztraminer from vineyards in the grand cru Eichberg, boasting...
    £16.50 per bottle
  8. Muscat Alsace Res Particuliere
    Henri Ehrhart Muscat, Réserve Particulière, Alsace 2018
    Muscat/Moscatel 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    This has lovely grapey Muscat fruit on the nose with good weight and flavour in the mouth....
    £10.70 per bottle
  9. Gentil Classic
    Gentil "Hugel", Alsace 2018
    Sylvaner 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    An unusual, but terrific, blend showing the spiciness of Gewurz; the grapiness of Muscat; the body...
    £13.50 per bottle
  10. Chardonnay
    Champ Divin Chardonnay, Côtes du Jura 2016
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Jura
    An excellent Chardonnay, a great combination of the fruit of a Mâcon and the freshness of a...
    £18.50 per bottle
  11. Pinot Blanc Classic
    Famille Hugel Classic Pinot Blanc, Alsace 2017
    Pinot Blanc/Bianco 13.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    A beautiful creamy Pinot Blanc with body, texture and elegance. Great weight of characterful fruit...
    £14.40 per bottle
  12. Pinot Blanc
    Dopff & Irion Pinot Blanc, Cuvée René Dopff, Alsace 2016
    Pinot Blanc/Bianco 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    A fresh, crisp wine to be savoured on its own or as an apéritif. Alsace excels at this...
    £10.30 per bottle

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