The late-harvest wines: AOC Alsace lieux-dits

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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These are wines which express combinations of varietal and certain terroirs and have stricter requirements than the AOC communales. Wines from these lieux-dits express a number of nuances: primary fruit characters of individual grape varieties are blended with terroir-derived minerality.