When you think about a great French white wine, you think directly to Alsace . This region, bordering Germany, is among the northernmost wine regions of France and only Champagne is located at a greater latitude. This element has important implications from the point of view of the final product. In this region, in fact, some varieties of white grapes are traditionally defined as noble and represent, in fact, the most famous grapes of Alsace: Gewürztraminer , Riesling , Pinot Grigio and Moscato Bianco . The most prestigious wines of Alsace are produced with the Riesling grape variety. Another famous wine of Alsace is, in fact, Gewurztraminer, whose characteristics are very typical and particular in this area, rarely present in this wine produced in other parts of the world. The rich organoleptic patrimony of fruits present in Alsatian Gewurztraminer often makes it apparently sweet; in reality it is a very aromatic but dry wine. The introduction of Chardonnay in Alsace, on the other hand, is rather recent and its use is officially allowed only for the production of Crémant d'Alsace , a very particular and intriguing Classic method sparkling wine.