Alsace AOC Pinot Blanc "Cuvée Portrait” opens with an aromatic expression of green apple, lemon, with some hints of apple pie the background. Straight, fresh, with apple flavours followed by citrus, and a long dry mineral finish.
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.