Is the future of Alsace red?

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Dutch wine professional Benjamin Roelfs highlights the transformation of Pinot Noir in Alsace and suggests we hold on for Syrah d’Alsace. He is also responsible for the images here, and for many of the recent updates of our Old Vines Register.

Pinot Noir, currently the only variety allowed for red wine in the Alsace appellation, is getting better and better. What used to be a rather thin and notably light wine, is now growing into serious Pinot Noir.

A history lesson

What most people might not realise is that Pinot Noir has a long history in Alsace that pre-dates...