Wines from Alsace, France
primarily high quality white wine. Alsace is one of the few wine regions
of Europe that labels its fine wine by grape variety rather than by
place name, though vineyard names can be added to the variety. The
primary grape varieties of Alsace are Riesling, Pinot Gris (the same
grape as Italian Pinot Grigio), Pinot Blanc, and Gewurztraminer.
Alsatian wines enjoy a wide popularity in France, and are a staple of
the restaurant trade there.