Alsace AOC, located in the northeast of France, has a reputation for world-class white wine. Crémant d’Alsace is a very good sparkling wine, but most of the whites are still. Grapes planted in Alsace include Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and Muscat. Sunny and mountainous, Alsace also has very diverse soils, which helps different types of white wine to flourish.
The general style of this region is clear, fresh, yet complex. Lovers of classicist whites often are enamored of this appellation, as few parts of the production process have changed over the years.