Alsace Rocks in June
*Customized selection of six wines at each location.
ALL BINNY'S LOCATIONS
Saturday, June 29th, 1-4pm
Why does Alsace rock? It is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world with 13 distinct soil types across 8 mother rocks. Situated between the Vosges Mountains and the Rhine River in northeastern France, Alsace's cool-continental climate and protection from westerly rains make it one of the driest areas in France. But the terroir is only one facet of why Alsace Rocks. Discover the others:
Alsace is home to passionate winemakers with deep knowledge and care for their land. Passed down from generation to generation, the vineyards in Alsace have been tended to for centuries. And, while each winemaker has his or her own style, specialty and personality, they all are dedicated to creating wines that are enjoyable, affordable and expressive of their variety and terroir.
Primarily known for its world-class white wines, which make up 90% of all production, Alsace grows seven main varieties including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Muscat and Sylvaner. The array of varieties mean that there’s an Alsace wine for any palate, whether you’re looking for dry, earthy, aromatic, fruit-forward or spicy.
THE WINES & STYLES:
Alsace has 53 appellations in the region: AOC Alsace for easy-drinking and well-priced wines; Crémant d’Alsace for affordable, festive bubbles made in the traditional method; and 51 distinct Grand Cru sites for complex bottlings. Alsace is also well-known for its rich but well-balanced late harvest styles: Vendange Tardive and Sélection de Grains Nobles, or VT and SGN for short.