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Keeping <BR>Alsace wines

Alsace wines do not need years of ageing to reveal their full character: from six months to five years is usually sufficient.

However, with the finest vintages, Grands Crus, Vendanges Tardives and Sélection de Grains Nobles wines will benefit from more bottle age, preferably in a cellar that is neither too dry nor too damp.

Sometimes, certain wines show a slight fizziness on the palate, having been bottled early to preserve their youthful freshness.

Alsace wines should always be stored on their sides, at a temperature of 10-15°C (50-59°F). The presence of a light deposit of tartrate crystals in the bottle is an entirely natural phenomenon, and is often the sign of an extremely fine wine.