Alsace

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Lying between the Vosges mountains and the Rhine river, Alsace has been traded back and forth between France and Germany for centuries. For this reason, Alsatian wines are unique within France - it's the only region in France with significant plantings of Riesling and Gewurztraminer, among other Germanic grape varieties. One can also find some of the finest French examples of Pinot Gris and Muscat here. The best wines from these four varieties come from officially designated Grand Cru vineyards. Marquis Wine Cellars is a huge supporter of the wines of Alsace, and we routinely carry a wide selection.

Hugel 2017 Pinot Blanc 750ml

$31.21

A yeasty touch still clings to the lemon and green-pear notes on the nose. The palate makes most of this textural element and disperses it with bright lemon throughout the fresh and dry palate. It's versatile, light but concentrated wine. Score: 90...

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Weinbach Sylvaner Reserve 750ml

$47.74

Crystalline straw-green. Very pure aromas and flavors of green apple, mint and coriander. Finishes long and mineral. Precise, vertical wine in typical Weinbach style, but less piercing than some past vintages. In fact, in the hot 2017 vintage, the estate...

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Zind Humbrecht 2016 Muscat 750ml

$37.99

A touch of fresh bay leaf, wet earth and musk rose combine to make a very enticing intriguing nose. The resolutely dry palate carries these lovely aromatics with zesty freshness and lovely zesty texture that is reminiscent of grapefruit peel. It is its...

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Trimbach 2011 Riesling Cuvee Frederic Emile 750ml

$83.99

Bright straw-green. Aromas of lemon zest, menthol, crushed stone and saline oyster shell, plus a hint of musk. Concentrated and rich, with strong crushed rock and smoky, flinty nuances complementing nectarine, apple and pear flavors. Closes very long and...

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Zind Humbrecht 2018 Pinot Gris Turckheim 750ml

$47.74

Pinot Gris from the flat alluvial gravel vineyards surrounding the winery. Ideal full sun exposure ensures that these wines are very ripe, opulent and fruit-driven.  Typical white flower notes (acacia, peonie) dominate the aromas, sleek and...

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Gustave Lorentz 2018 Reserve Riesling 750ml

$34.69

Pale straw-green. Pungent white flowers, citrus fruits, mint and a touch of diesel fuel on the rather precise nose. Juicy, with delicately honeyed flavors of lime, apple and spices. Offers good cut and finishes simple, broad but long and enjoyable...

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Leon Beyer 2015 Gewurztraminer 750ml

$36.43

Ripe pear, canned and fresh peach and Amalfi lemon have an edge of Damask rose about them on the nose of this wine. The palate is juicy but light, dry and lemony, carrying peachiness as a memory on the slender body. The finish is dry, lemony and...

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