Alsace 3

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  1. Min Must Weight for VT Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer:
    257 g/l
  2. Min Must Weight for SGN Riesling, Muscat, Muscat Ottonel:
    276 g/l
  3. Min Must Weight for SGN Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer:
    306 g/l
  4. Harvesting method for Alsace
    Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines labeled by a lieu-dit, and all Alsace VT and SGN wines, must be hand-harvested
  5. Additional Requirements for VT and SGN Wines
    • Chaptalization is not allowed
    • Must be vintage-dated
    • VT wines are late-harvested, and may be affected by botrytis
    • SGN wines are affected by botrytis, and are harvested in tries
    • VT and SGN wines may not be released until June 1 of the second year following the harvest
  6. Minimum Planting Density
    • Alsace AOC: 4,000 vines per hectare
    • Alsace AOC (with subzone designation or lieu-dit): 4,500 vines per hectare
  7. Maximum Yield (Rendement de Base):
    • Blanc: 75 hl/ha
    • Rouge: 60 hl/ha
  8. Principal Soils
    Alsace has a great diversity of soils, including marl, limestone, gneiss, schist, sandstone, granite, clay, and volcanic soils
  9. AOC Established:
    1945, officially designated AOC in 1962
  10. AOC Grand Cru Established:
    1975, officially designated AOC in 1983
  11. AOC VT and SGN Established:
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Alsace 3
2012-05-02 00:18:48

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