Serving Alsatian wine
Alsatian wines should be served chilled, but not cold. Their ideal serving temperature is between 8 and 10°C for Alsatian wines and Alsatian Grands Crus, and between 5 and 7°C for the Crémant d'Alsace.
Keeping Alsatian wine
Long periods in the cellar aren’t needed in order to bring the true splendour of Alsatian wines to light : six months’ to five years’ cellaring is quite enough.
The best vintages, the Grands Crus, Late Harvest wines and the Sélections de Grains Nobles will, however, benefit from being kept much longer, in a cellar in conditions that are neither too dry nor too damp.
Alsatian wine is stored horizontally at a temperature of between 10 and 15°C.
A slight deposit of tartar may sometimes be observed at the bottom of the bottle. This natural occurrence is often a sign of a wine of great delicacy.