Alsatian wine is produced in the Alsace region of France between the Vosges mountains in the west and the river Rhine in the east, and is nearly all white. Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) region in France to produce wines labelled mostly by variety, typically from similar grape varieties to those used in German wine.
Along with Austria and Germany, Alsace produces some of the finest dry Rieslings in the world as well as highly aromatic Gewurztraminer wines. These are the two most widely planted varieties, followed by Pinot Gris, Auxerrois and the red Pinot Noir. Most of the rest is Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc and Muscat.