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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Three Alsace Wines

Three medal-winning wines from Alsace's Les Vignerons Recoltants de St Hippolyte

One of the many very pleasant things about a holiday in France is the opportunity to stock up on superior wines at everyday-drinking prices.

We bought these three medal-winning Alsace wines from the supermarket for around €5 each; with taxes and duties, something of equivalent quality in the UK would have cost £10+.

Riesling 2011 (Paris Gold) Sandy yellow, ripe peach and honeysuckle blossom; ripe peach fruit, fresh citrus, beeswax and minerality with a touch of white pepper on the finish. Ripe, clean and long. Good.

Pinot Gris 2012 (Paris Gold) Sweet ripe orchard fruit, sweet spices - rounded, assured and deft. Good.

Gewurztraminer 2012 (Colmar Gold) Ripe stone fruit, pineapple, beeswax and sweet warming spices with lychees and rose petals. Complex and assured. Good.

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Wine-buying in France: Alsace
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