The late-harvest wines: AOC Alsace communales

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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This denomination is stricter than the regional appellation, and specifies grape variety, vine density, pruning, vine training, ripeness levels (must weights), and yields. The following 11 communes, or inter-communal entities, may be mentioned on the label, alongside ‘AOC Alsace’: Blienschwiller, Saint-Hippolyte, Côtes de Barr, Scherwiller, Côte de Rouffach, Vallée Noble, klevener de heiligenstein, Val Saint-Grégoire, Ottrott, Wolxheim, and Rodern.