The Alsace Vintage Years

Year 1970

1970 yet again confirmed the vocation of the Alsace wine-growing region to produce excellent dry white wines, resulting from the conjunction of two region-specific phenomena: a long late-autumn, warm, dry and sunny season, along with the desire of Alsace winemakers to discipline themselves for late harvests.

Balance & Harmony

The harvest

The 1970 harvest in fact only started on October 15 and pursued over three weeks under glorious sunshine.

This harvest proved to be excellent, in Alsace and in other regions, with a volume fortunately superior to those from previous years (950,000 hl).36/>

The wines

The Alsace 1970 vintage year wines have perfect balance, are harmonious and boast a certain typicity with great acidity.

Sylvaner 1970 makes a light, pleasant, fruity, harmonious and very characteristic wine.

Pinot Blanc 1970 has a certain charm and is well balanced with great acidity.

Riesling 1970 is typical and very fruity.<47/>

Muscat d’Alsace 1970 reveals its fruitiness and usual bouquet, giving the impression of biting into a fresh grape.

Tokay Pinot d’Alsace 1970 is a full-bodied, fully ripe wine whose weight will delight connoisseurs.

Finally, Gewurztraminer 1970 remains a wine with unparalleled and enticing fruitiness and bouquet for which one could almost wish that throughout the year, the sun, from whom it gets its charm, could have given it more vigour.

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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.

Review the last 20 vintage years and those which have entered into the legend of great wines: