As the rich white wines of winter give way to the fresher flavours of spring we turn from toasty burgundy to the aromatic, indulgent wines of Alsace. Sandwiched between the Rhine river and the Vosges mountains, the steep terraced vineyards of Alsace produce wines of dazzling intensity, perfumed and richly flavoured, that are the essential counterparts to the famous local gastronomy. The leading grapes here have a germanic flavour that speaks of the unique cultural crossover in this border region and they show a different face of French wine. In this tasting we contrast three of the region's most typical grape varieties, a broad flavoured, dry riesling, a decadent old-school sylvaner, and a floral, spicy gewurztraminer. Full of life and energy, these are perfect wines for spring.
Mittnacht Riesling Terre d'Etoiles 2018 - £18.50
Leon Boesch Gewurztraminer Les Fous 2019 - £24.60
Rolly Gassmann Sylvaner Réserve 2017 - £18.90