Alsace AOC Riesling "Cuvée Portrait” is characteristic with aromatic expression of lemon, lime with some hints of green apple and minerality the background. Fresh and lively attack, with lemon flavours balanced by a great minerality.
Alsace is a wine region with strong Germanic influences located in north-east of France. For instance, Alsace is the only French wine region to predominately grow grapes commonly associated with German wines - Riesling and Gewurztraminer. A Grand Cru classification system exists in Alsace.
Cool to moderate continental climate
The soils and terroirs of Alsace are a winemaker’s dream as there is a different soil composition in every single plots of every vineyard. Alsace is a complex mosaic with different soils, subsoils, and bedrocks, being the result of its location on a geological fault. Alsace vineyards sits in a hole between the Vosges and the Black Forest. If we can generalize, the subsoil in Alsace can be marly, slightly granitic, volcanic, sandy, calcareous, or even very stony clay.