Sylvaner doesn't make the finest Alsace wines, but it can make some of the most drinkable. As an apéritif, this is delicious: fresh and crisp, with citrus and green plum flavors and a hint of almonds. Kuentz-Bas is a family-owned négociant making a full range of Alsace wines in Husseren-les-Châteaux, named after the three ruined castles that dominate the hill behind the village.
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.