Pinot Noir d’Alsace France
Pinot is likely from the North East of France and known very long time in Burgundy, as shown, for example, the genetic variability of this grape. It could come from wild vines selected and cultivated at the time of Romains arrival, it would then spread throughout Europe by the latter under the name Allobrogica. In the Middle Ages, its history is intertwined with that of monasteries which contributed to the fame of Burgundy vineyards. Each town is jealous of its variety of Pinot, creating mutations over a wide families variety During its release, it has been crossed with other varieties giving a multitude of varieties that are still currently grown. We find it now in Germanic influence regions (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Alsace, Romania, etc.) dates from this period. Its introduction in the new wine countries (Australia, United States ...) is related to the Germanic migration in these countries.
In France, it has established itself in the Northeast, in Burgundy, Alsace and Champagne, and in addition in the Jura vineyards.
Alsace Grand Cru Producers France
Alsace Grand Cru, or grand cru in Alsace, is a protected designation of origin of French white wine produced on certain plots of the Alsatian vineyards.
This generic name includes fifty-one names of forty-seven towns. These wines are among the best exhibitions of the vineyard, with more stringent production constraints for the Alsace appellation, the latter still included in the great appellations cru.