There is little of the Chasselas grape left in Alsace today, which is a shame when you taste the wine from these 60-year-old vines. It has a crisp apple flavor, with pepper and spice adding complexity to the character. The finish leaves a warm glow of ripe, lightly sweet fruit.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.