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. Pinot Gris, Pfaffenheim
    Pinot Gris, Cuvée René Dopff, Dopff & Irion 2016
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Ripe, juicy white with honeyed fruit, good weight and an attractive streak of fresh, lemony...
    £11.95 per bottle
  2. Gewurztraminer, Pfaffenheim
    Gewurztraminer, Cuvée René Dopff, Dopff & Irion 2015
    Gewürztraminer 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Fine, richly textured Gewurztraminer from the co-operative at Pfaffenheim. A spicy, rose petal nose...
    £12.30 per bottle
  3. Pinot Blanc, Bruno Sorg
    Pinot Blanc, Domaine Bruno Sorg 2015
    Pinot Blanc/Bianco 12.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    A very open and appealing nose some delicious ripe apple and pear fruit quite round and full in the...
    £12.95 per bottle
  4. Gentil Classic, Hugel
    Gentil Classic, Famille Hugel 2016
    Sylvaner 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    An unusual, but terrific, blend showing the spiciness of Gewurz; the grapiness of Muscat; the body...
    £13.30 per bottle
  5. Gewurz gr cru Kessler, Schlumberger
    Gewurztraminer grand cru Kessler, Domaines Schlumberger 2014
    Gewürztraminer 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Floral scents of rose and lychee, then an exotic medley on the palate with passion fruit, mango,...
    £23.00 per bottle
    Out of stock
  6. Pinot Gris, Bruno Sorg
    Pinot Gris, Domaine Bruno Sorg 2016
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 12.8% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Rich, full wine with typical Pinot Gris fatness and spice but it also has the acidity on the finish...
    £16.50 per bottle
  7. Pinot Blanc, Pfaffenheim
    Pinot Blanc, Cuvée René Dopff, Dopff & Irion 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...
    £9.95 per bottle
  8. Muscat Alsace Res Particuliere, Ehrhart
    Muscat Réserve Particulière, Henri Ehrhart 2016
    Muscat/Moscatel 12.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    This has lovely grapey Muscat fruit on the nose with good weight and flavour in the mouth....
    £10.50 per bottle
  9. Castor, Jura, Champ Divin
    Champ Divin, Cuvée Castor Chardonnay/Savagnin, Côtes du Jura 2016
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Jura
    A gentle golden colour with a wonderful aroma of white and yellow peaches, with lovely vibrancy and...
    £19.50 per bottle
  10. Riesling Estate, Hugel
    Riesling Estate, Famille Hugel 2012
    Riesling 12.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    A beautiful mix of racy citrus fruit, elegant floral notes and some crunchy pear fruit. Perfectly...
    £23.30 per bottle
  11. Pinot Gris, Princes Abbes, Schlumberger
    Pinot Gris, Les Princes Abbés, Domaine Schlumberger 2015
    Pinot Grigio/Gris 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    An intense wine packed full of aromatic fruit flavours including quince and a complex citrusy...
    £16.95 per bottle
  12. Vin Jaune, Jura, Champ Divin
    Champ Divin, Vin Jaune, Cuvée Soleil, Côtes du Jura 2010 - 62cl
    Savagnin 16.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Jura
    A remarkable wine full of flavour and character. The aromas are of walnuts, dried fruit and spices....
    £49.00 per bottle
  13. Chardonnay, Jura, Champ Divin
    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
  14. Pinot Blanc Classic, Hugel
    Pinot Blanc Classic, Famille Hugel 2015
    Pinot Blanc/Bianco 13.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    A beautiful creamy Pinot Blanc with body, texture and elegance. Great weight of characterful fruit...
    £13.50 per bottle
  15. Gewurztraminer gr cru Eichberg, Sorg
    Gewurztraminer grand cru Eichberg, Domaine Bruno Sorg 2016
    Gewürztraminer 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Lively, spicy Gewurztraminer nose, then soft, full and well-balanced fruit on the palate with...
    £25.50 per bottle
  16. Gewurztraminer, Bruno Sorg
    Gewurztraminer, Domaine Bruno Sorg 2016
    Gewürztraminer 13.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Powerful, fabulously rich Gewürztraminer from vineyards in the grand cru Eichberg, boasting...
    £16.50 per bottle
  17. Riesling gr cru Kaefferkopf, Ehrhart
    Riesling grand cru Kaefferkopf, Henri Ehrhart 2014
    Riesling 13.0% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    The Kaefferkopf vineyard at Ammerschwir is renowned for its elegant, mineral Rieslings and was...
    £13.50 per bottle
  18. Gewurztraminer, Pfaffenheim - Half
    Gewurztraminer, Cuvée René Dopff, Dopff & Irion 2015 - Half
    Gewürztraminer 13.5% Vol
    Alsace & Jura > Alsace
    Fine, richly textured Gewürztraminer from the co-operative at Pfaffenheim. A spicy, rose petal...
    £8.20 per bottle

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