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Anne de Laweis Alsace Chasselas Vieilles Vignes 2011

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [ www.thesampler.com] for £10. Alsace is an AOC producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border. Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine. AOC rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'Flute d'Alsace' .This is the only French AOC where the grape type has to appear on the bottle. Chasselas is one of the lesser known varieties grown in Alsace but it is also grown in Switzerland where it is believed to have originated. Anne de Laweis was a lady who lived in Alsace in the 16th century whose name is now used by the Cave Kientzheim-Kaysersberg co-operative. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and I did enjoy it. It was not particulary fruity but I suppose there are notes of apple, it was not particulary acidic or tannic and really a little bland but fairly drinkable.and pleasant.

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Color: White
Varietal: Chasselas
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Cave Vinicole de Kientzheim-Kaysersberg:
This is a co-operative founded in 1955 and now has 120 growers in this part of Alsace

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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08/16/2014

I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington [ www.thesampler.com] for £10. Alsace is an AOC producing mainly white wines in the east of France by the German border. Indeed at some periods of history it was part of Germany and therefore the wines are not dissimilar to those on the other side of the Rhine. AOC rules dictate a tall thin bottle called a 'Flute d'Alsace' .This is the only French AOC where the grape type has to appear on the bottle. Chasselas is one of the lesser known varieties grown in Alsace but it is also grown in Switzerland where it is believed to have originated. Anne de Laweis was a lady who lived in Alsace in the 16th century whose name is now used by the Cave Kientzheim-Kaysersberg co-operative. I started my bottle last night with my supper of fish cakes and I did enjoy it. It was not particulary fruity but I suppose there are notes of apple, it was not particulary acidic or tannic and really a little bland but fairly drinkable.and pleasant.




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