Alsatian wines : a few tips
Alsace wines should be served fresh, but not iced: about 8 to 10°C.
The “Tulip” glass with a long base and a slightly narrow top, helps to develop their aromas to the best.
Alsace wines are very fruity. Some are dry, others more sweet. Their diversity makes it possible to find an Alsace wine adapted to all circumstances: receptions, aperitifs, meals, picnics, convivial moments at any time.
Most Alsace wines are best enjoyed young, between 1 and 4 years, when their fruitiness and aromas are most expressive. But some Grands Crus and Vendanges Tardives only reach maturity after 3 to 5 years and can be kept much longer.
The bottles are kept lying down to avoid the cork drying out.
Characteristics of the ideal cellar
- Constant temperature: 10 to 15°C,
- Humidity level of 60 to 70%,
- No light,
- No products with strong odours (e.g. paints),
- Ventilated, but without draughts.