The volumes of Vendanges Tardives and Sélections de Grains Nobles, without of course reaching record numbers like the previous year, were at a totally acceptable level. And for the first time, the volumes harvested in Sélections de Grains Nobles (10 929 hl) exceeded those for Vendanges Tardives (10 856 hl), thus showing the intensity of concentration phenomena related to the development of noble rot during late autumn.
In general the 3 protected designation of origin appellations, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru and Crémant d'Alsace totalled a production of 1,211,000 hl, slightly higher than the previous year.
Muscat, picked very early, reveals a certain suppleness and wonderful aromatic purity. The composition of Pinot, Sylvaner and Riesling is very similar to that of last year. These wines are straightforward, aromatic and on the whole well balanced with acidity levels proving to be superior to what could have been imagined given the early ripeness of this vintage year.
Tokay Pinot Gris is well concentrated and Gewurztraminer, very homogeneous, has a fantastic aromatic intensity.
CIVA: Interprofessional Committee of Alsace Wines