Simplifying things a little, the LEON BEYER, AOC ALSACE SYLVANER
2014 (RRP PS8.50, The Wine Society) concentrates on the single variety of sylvaner
, showing off gentle white flower aromas on the nose with more forthright character in the mouth from the crisp white autumn fruits and showy lemon sherbert acidity at the edges.
A Voce carries several crisp whites, including the 2010 Strasserhof sylvaner
($39 a bottle) and the 2012 Manni Nossing miiller-thurgau ($62 a bottle).
A fresh Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner
or Gewurztraminer all court seafood dishes admirably.
The noble varietals of Alsace (listed here roughly in order of importance) are Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, and Sylvaner
. Riesling takes just over 20 percent of vineyard acreage, and that is increasing as Sylvaner
, a blending grape, is being removed, and now accounts for only 9 percent of acreage.
A blend of reichensteiner, sylvaner
and a splash of pinot noir, it's a fresh mouthful of juicy red apples with a hint of mandarin and the gentle bubbles aren't as complex as some.
This is a lovely blend of Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner
. Once complete the wine is matured in bottles, unlabelled, in the cellars, which are temperature controlled or air-conditioned, on average two to three years after harvesting.
Fifteen wines will be poured, including pinot blanc, pinot gris, pinot noir, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Sylvaner
Waves of flavors come at you rapid-fire as you sip this astonishing Oregon blend of--fasten your seat belt--Muller-Thurgau, white riesling, semillon, pinot gris, gewurztraminer, muscat canelli, chardonnay, pinot blanc and sylvaner
Colmar is also the centre of Alsace wine-making, surrounded by lush vineyards, homes of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Sylvaner
They grow Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Sylvaner
, Pinot Noir and Schiava.