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Alsace: Top Riesling terroirs

The varied grands crus of Alsace produce sublime Rieslings – if you know where to look. Stephen Brook takes you on a tour of the best sites from south to north and recommends some stellar bottles to buy…

Standing in one of Alsace’s 51 grands crus, the owner nodded towards his parcel and explained: ‘As you can see, the soil here is granite,’ before adding unhelpfully, ‘but of course it’s a different granite from the hill behind it.’

Scroll down for Stephen Brook’s pick: the best of Alsace Grand Cru Riesling


See Stephen Brook’s pick: the best of Alsace Grand Cru Riesling

Wines are ordered, as in the main text, south-to-north according to the location of each grand cru, and then by point scores

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