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New rules in Alsace

>> Sunday, May 22, 2005

INAO has introduced some new or changed rules for Alsace wines: Planting density must be at least 4500 vines per hectare, training must be in simple Guyot with at the most 8-10 “eyes”. Alsace Grand Cru must be made from one single grape variety; permitted Grand Cru wine varieties are Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Muscat à Petits Grains, Muscat Ottonel. (Grand Cru Altenberg de Bergheim and Zotzenberg have more sever restrictions.) Maximum ”agronomic” yield is 10,100 kg/ha. Minimum alcohol contents is 12.5% for Pinot Gris and 11% for the other varieties. The new rules will initially only apply to vineyards planted after 2000.
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Per Warfvinge July 12, 2005 3:46 PM  

Har ni en källa till detta? Jag är förvånad över att man skulle ha 8-10 ögon på enkel Guyot, idag har man ju 12 ögon per baguette (24 totalt) för Grand cru.

Zozenberg och Altenberg får väl ytterligare tillstånd, ej mindre. Zotzenberg får Sylvaner och Altenberg blandviner, väl?

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