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World-renowned for their finesse and the diversity of their aromas, Alsace wines are the fruit of a unique terroir. Maison Calvet presents a selection of elegant and authentic grape varieties. Wines that pair perfectly with your most delicate dishes, from aperitif to dessert, to suit everyone’s tastes.

Discover Alsace, its vineyards and exceptional climate

Located at the foot of the Vosges mountains, the Alsace wine region spas over 15,000 hectares over a narrow strip over a hundred kilometres long from north to south. These are terroirs of exceptional geological diversity, nestled between 200 and 400 m altitude and bathed in sunlight.

Its viticultural history dates back to Roman times, before it developed in the Carolingian period under the influence of abbeys, monasteries and bishoprics. In the 9th century, vines were cultivated in around 160 places, but viticulture did not truly reach its peak until the 16th century. White wine from Alsace went on to become one of the most recognised and popular white wines in France after the Second World War.

The Alsace Wine Route: a legendary itinerary

A historic stronghold of the Helfrich family, the Alsace wine region is traversed by the famous Alsace Wine Route, France’s most iconic tourist route. It offers unique opportunity to discover the landscapes you see on postcards, through picturesque villages, vineyards and gorgeous hillsides.

Established in 1953, this route is home to seven grape varieties and runs through nearly 119 vine-growing municipalities. The destination has “Vineyards and discoveries” certification, offering a special way to meet these local producers and share their expertise through a mouth-watering tasting. The Helfrich family has many wineries there and will be happy to introduce you to its Pinot Blanc d’Alsace, a dry and fruity wine with a floral touch and hints of white fruit.

Alsace wines: the perfect showcase for grape varieties

Leading the production of crémants in France, Alsace’s vineyards offer a variety of dry and sweet wines identified by grape variety – one of the specificities of the region. There is a total of 51 Grands Crus d’Alsace and seven grape varieties authorised by the AOP Alsace, including sylvaner, pinot blanc, pinot noir, riesling, muscat, pinot gris and gewurztraminer.

To ensure meticulous sourcing and produce quality wines, Maison Calvet has been working with rigorous and passionate partner growers for many years.
Whether light or full-bodied, Alsace wines offer an authentic sensory experience through an infinite combination of aromas and flavours. The wines are presented in Alsace flute-shaped bottles and are especially admired for their finesse, freshness and purity.

— Monday 13 November 2023 by Olivier