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Cultivation of Vitis vinifera takes place in French Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC), a government mandated regulation of the terrior, in Alsace. The region, however, has also been known as Elsass and some of the viticultural traditions have a German heritage. The main wines of the region are Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris - all whites. Unlike much of France varietals are rarely blended with eachother in this region which pioneered varietal labeling. Chaptalization is also legal in Alsace and used to achieve higher alcohol levels than would otherwise be possible.



This page last modified: 13 November 2010 by TheWineRater.