The Alsace Vintage Years

Year 1969

A dazzling late autumn

The harvest

The 1969 harvest only began on October 13, under a late-autumn dazzling sun remarkably favourable for good grape ripening. The harvest volume amounted to 636,000 hectolitres.

The wines

They are proud, fruity and moderately full-bodied wines with a decent acidity bestowing character and typicity.8/>

Sylvaner 1969, fruity, harmonious and superbly forthright, makes a particularly excellent characteristic wine.10/>

Pinot Blanc 1969 has superior quality compared to the average thanks to its perfect ripeness and freshness.

Riesling 1969, racy, fruity and distinct, bestows its vintage character with its excellence and elegance.

As for Muscat d’Alsace 1969, it present an uncommon freshness accompanied by elegant fruitiness and a bouquet of grand finesse.

Tokay Pinot Gris d’Alsace 1969 is a balanced wine, full of ripeness which in certain soils has sometimes suffered from overly-dry weather conditions, preventing it from reaching its usual magnitude. However, the best parcels allow it be perfectly successful.

Gewurztraminer 1969 is undeniably a great full-bodied, vigorous wine able to delight connoisseurs and fans of this crowned Alsace grape variety with its fruitiness and bouquet.

Vin d'Alsace
Information Centre, June 1970

The Alsace Vintage Years

There are never two harvests which are alike! Each year, the different climatic conditions impose a natural framework which wine-makers learn to manage. The vintage year transmits these variations into the wine quality perception. It furthermore provides indications for how long it should age once bottled.

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