The questions you are asking yourself


In what order should the wines be served at the table?

When planning a meal, we often ask ourselves the question ofthe order of service of the wines at the table. What is the best time to taste a particular wine? Some basic guidelines can be given, but the key is to make theTastingcoherent and to please you.

In order not to make a mistake, we advise you to follow these 5 rules:

1. Organize the wine tasting by color: start with thebubbles(with a sparkling wine like Crémant d'Alsace or Champagne...), thewhite winesand/orrosé winesand then by thered wines

2. Start with the lighter wines before the stronger ones.

3. Taste dry wines before sweet wines.

4. From "simple" to more complex wines.

5. Young wines before the older ones.

For more information: discover our article on the subject.

What is an Appellation?

An appellation is an official French label issued by the INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine) which is part of the Ministry of Agriculture. This label identifies a product whose manufacturing stages (production and processing) are carried out in the same geographical area and according to recognised know-how. There are several types of appellations: AOP (Protected Designation of Origin), AOC (Controlled Appellation of Origin), or IGP (Protected Geographical Indication).

What are the Appellations in Alsace?

There are three Appellations d'Origine Contrôlées (AOC) in Alsace: the Appellation Alsace or Vin d'Alsace for white or red single-variety wines (Riesling, Sylvaner, Pinot Noir, ...) and white wines made from a blend of several grape varieties (Gentil, Edelzwicker), the Appellation Alsace Grand Cru for wines from classified terroirs and the Appellation Crémant d'Alsace for white and rosé sparkling wines.

What is a still wine?

A still wine is a wine which does not contain bubbles. It has not undergone a second fermentation in the bottle. It is the opposite of sparkling wine. Most wines are still. 

What is a sparkling wine?

A sparkling wine is a wine that lets carbon dioxide bubble on its surface. These bubbles are obtained following a second fermentation in the bottle. Sparkling wines are contrasted with still wines.

How are Crémants d'Alsace made?

The Crémant d'Alsace is a sparkling wine of Controlled Appellation of Origin produced in all the Alsatian vineyards. It is a wine mainly made from a single grape variety, Pinot Blanc, but it can also be made from Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Auxerrois or Chardonnay, with no constraint of proportions. Its method of production is the "traditional method" (identical to the one of Champagne) with a second fermentation in the bottle. The Crémant d'Alsace Rosé, which is rarer, is made from 100% Pinot Noir.

How are white wines made?

The vinification of white wines is composed of several stages. Directly after the white grapes are harvested during the grape harvest, the bunches are poured into a press to extract the juice and aromas from the fruit. a grape harvest. This is followed by settling (or decanting) to separate the juice from the must, skin residues, stems and pips still present. The juices are then placed in vats for alcoholic fermentation, the stage where the grape juice is transformed into wine. The wines may remain there for some time in order to gain in maturity, this is called maturing. They will then be bottled and possibly matured on slats before marketing. To learn more about the vinification of white wine, do not hesitate to read our article on the subject.

How are red wines made?

The vinification of red/pink wines is composed of several stages. Directly after the black-skinned grapes are harvested during the grape harvest, the bunches are poured into a press to extract the juice and aromas from the fruit. To give the wine its colour, the juice and skins will macerate together for a few hours. This is followed by settling (or decanting) to separate the juice from the must, skin residues, stems and pips still present. The juices are then placed in vats or barrels for alcoholic fermentation, the stage where the grape juice is transformed into wine. The wines may remain there for some time in order to gain in maturity, this is called maturing. They will then be bottled and possibly matured on slats before being sold.

What are the grape varieties in Alsace?

In Alsace, 7 main grape varieties are grown: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Muscat and Sylvaner for white wines, and Pinot Noir for red or rosé wines. The wines are always presented in the famous slender bottle called "flûte d'Alsace" and are necessarily bottled in their region of production.

Which grape varieties are allowed for the Grands Crus?

In order to be able to benefit from the AOC Grand Cru, strict rules must be followed in the wine production process. Only four grape varieties are allowed in the Grand Cru Appellation: Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. There are a few exceptions concerning the blending of grape varieties in the Altenberg of Bergheim and the Kaefferkopf, while Sylvaner is allowed in the Zotzenberg.

Which online payments are possible?

Simple, fast and secure. We have chosen a single means of online payment by credit card, the simplest and most efficient. The payment of your purchases is made by credit card thanks to the secure system CM-CIC P@yement. The debit of the card is immediate at the time of the secure online payment.

Payment is only possible by credit card on the CM-CIC P@yement interface on the website.

If you are not comfortable with online payment, please contact our sales assistant on +33 (0)3 89 49 08 63. She will guide you towards the most suitable solution for your purchases.

Which security for online payment?

The Payment solution we have chosen, CM-CIC P@yement, allows you to make your purchases in complete security. When paying for your order online, you are automatically transferred to the bank's server thanks to a secure transaction in SSL mode (128-bit key session, in accordance with French government authorisations). The card number is thus encrypted between the browser and the payment server. All information relating to your bank card is only recorded in the databases of CM-CIC P@yement, and not in those of our Bestheim cooperative. In no way do we receive, record or store any information whatsoever concerning your bank details. After validation of your payment by CM-CIC P@yement, you will be automatically transferred back to our site. Orders are taken into account only after validation of their payment, so no discount or late payment penalties are applicable.

What are the delivery methods?

Our bottles are delivered only by transport operator directly to the customer at the delivery address indicated during the ordering process. Depending on the volume of your order, we use different transport partners who always ensure home delivery by appointment.

What is the delivery time?

Orders are delivered only by transport operator directly to the customer at the delivery address indicated during the order process, within 10 working days following the date of the order.

Nevertheless, this period is given as an indication and an overrun of time could not give rise to any compensation. In the event of a delay in shipment, an e-mail will be sent to you to inform you of any possible consequence on the expected delivery time.

In accordance with the legal provisions, in the event of late delivery, you have the possibility of cancelling the order by contacting us by telephone on or by e-mail at under the conditions and terms defined in article L 138-2 of the Consumer Code. If in the meantime you receive the order, we will proceed to its reimbursement and the shipping costs under the conditions of article L 138-3 of the Consumer Code.

In the case of deliveries by a carrier, Bestheim cannot be held responsible for late delivery due exclusively to the unavailability of the Customer after several proposals of appointment.

Once the order has been shipped, any change of delivery address will have to be requested from our services, will have to be validated in writing by the Customer and will be the subject of an additional invoice.

Which are the shipping costs?

The shipping costs including preparation and shipping are 19.90€ TTC for any order of less than 24 bottles or less than 200€ TTC. These shipping costs are free from 200€ TTC or 24 bottles.

What are the conditions of exchange and return?

In accordance with the provisions of Article L.121-21 of the Consumer Code, you have a period of 14 days from the reception of your products to exercise your right of withdrawal without having to justify your reasons or pay a penalty, except for the return costs, which are fully borne by the Customer.

Returns may concern part or all of the order. They must be made in their original packaging, new, unopened and in perfect condition. In this context, your responsibility is engaged. Any damage suffered by the product on this occasion may be such as to defeat the right of withdrawal. Consequently, you are advised to keep the original packaging until the expiry of the withdrawal period and when opening the package not to damage the packaging provided.

Returns should be sent to the following address: BESTHEIM - Customer Service - 3, rue du Général de Gaulle - 68630 BENNWIHR.

In case of exercise of the right of withdrawal, Bestheim will proceed to the refund (including the costs of transport and delivery to the Customer), as soon as possible and at the latest within 14 days following the date of receipt of the products subject to the right of withdrawal at our premises or the date on which the consumer has provided us with proof of the shipment of these products. This refund will be made via the same means of payment as the one used for the order.

You will find more information on this subject in our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.

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How to track my order?

You can track the status of your order in your customer account (in preparation, shipped, delivered).
When your order is shipped (from our premises) and transmitted to our carrier partner, you will receive an information email with a tracking link from the carrier.

How long to keep my wine?

When we think of "wines for ageing", Alsace does not come spontaneously to mind... and yet...

Although there is no time limit for keeping wine, it is not uncommon for certain vintages, even some that are more than a hundred years old, to still show a surprising youthfulness!

In the end, it is mainly a matter of personal taste. Some people like wines which develop the aromas of long ageing (so-called tertiary), others prefer them on their fruit (primary and secondary aromas).

Generally speaking, wines made from terroir will have a longer ageing period due to their material and structure. For the Crémants, it is a question of taste. The patina of time on the effervescence can sometimes be surprising but if you are looking for freshness and a pronounced effervescence, it is better to drink your cuvée within 2 years after purchase.

In parallel to its initial potential, the shelf life of a cuvée depends essentially on the storage conditions of the Wines and Cremants. It is important to evaluate the quality of your cellar and to regularly check the condition of the bottles stored there. We tell you a little more about this in our article "Should you opt for a wine cellar?".

In which country can I be delivered?

Orders placed on our Bestheim website are only delivered in metropolitan France. 

How to say Gewurztraminer ?

Gewurztraminer? Have you ever seen this word but never dared to pronounce it? We'll help you!

If we dissect the word phonetically by syllable it gives: GUÉ-VUR-Z-TRA-MI-NER.

Come on! Let's try!

Which alsace white wine with the raclette ?

White wine is the best idea to pair with melted cheese. Choose a white wine that is not too dry, but with a nice freshness like the Pinot Blanc Classic. The idea is that the wine should have enough roundness (i.e. voluptuousness) to go well with the fat side of the cheese. If the wine is too rough, too dry and mineral, it will appear hard next to this dish while round. Nevertheless, it will be pleasant if the wine keeps enough freshness, and therefore a nice acidity, to "rinse" the mouth, refresh it and thus counterbalance the richness of the melted cheese.

Which alsace wine with the sauerkraut?

With the sauerkraut from Alsace, what better than a good white wine from the region? Prefer dry and fresh white wines such as Riesling, Pinot Blanc or Sylvaner. The acidity of the cabbage and the one of the wine will come to oppose the fatness of the meats. The food  and wine pairing will be most harmonious!

Which wine for the appetizer?

As an aperitif, you'll be spoilt for choice from the wide range of possibilities of Alsace wines, depending on the appetizers that accompany your glass!

With small appetizer bites or hot puff pastry, prefer the Crémant d'Alsace. Its fine acidity will leave the mouth fresh for the rest of the meal. With fish, lump roe or salmon toast, Riesling will be the ideal ally. Small fresh vegetables can be nibbled with various sauces and a dry, light wine that will whet your appetite: a Muscat d'Alsace. For more exotic, sweet and sour appetizer bites from Asia or Mexico, Gewurztraminer will seduce your palate with its rich aromas and its powerful and round character.

What are the dry white wines from Alsace ?

In Alsace, four grape varieties are known to produce dry white wines: Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner and Muscat. Depending on the winemaking method and the personal tastes of the winemaker, these grape varieties can give sweeter wines. This is notably the case of Riesling with a late harvest or certain Muscats which can be rounder. 

Which Alsatian wine with oysters ?

With oysters, or any other shellfish, prefer a dry white wine such as riesling or the Pinot Blanc. The mineral side of the wine will perfectly accompany the iodine side of the product. And for holiday meals, don't hesitate to serve a Cremant of Alsace which will bring out the freshness and aromas of the product with its fine and bright bubbles!

How to serve the Alsace Crémant ?

Crémant d'Alsace is a sparkling wine to be served chilled (between 7° and 9°C) as an aperitif, during a meal or to celebrate at dessert time. In order to fully appreciate its aromas and the finesse of its bubbles, serve it in flutes like Champagne. Avoid serving it in glasses that are too flared, as all the bubbles may escape in record time. After tasting, if you have not finished the bottle, cork it with a tightly sealed Crémant (or Champagne) cork. You can then keep it in the fridge for 48 to 72 hours.

What to eat with the Gewurztraminer ?

The Gewurztraminer is a real chameleon, it will know how to marry with a lot of dishes! With its very round, floral and spicy profile, the Gewurztraminer will go wonderfully well with exotic recipes. Its assertive character will be perfect with strong cheeses such as Munster or Roquefort. Gewurztraminer from Alsace is the specialist of desserts, with its greedy roundness and inimitable fruitiness it will enchant chocolate cakes, tarts and other fruit desserts. Dare also to try Gewurztraminer as an aperitif, served chilled!

Which wine with the fois gras?

Whether goose or duck, Alsace wines go perfectly with foie gras. You can accompany it with a mellow wine that is not too sweet, such as a Pinot Gris Grand Cru, if it is served at the beginning of the meal. Gewurztraminer will also go very well with this exceptional dish. A little tip: if you serve it before dessert with a Vendange Tardive, your palate will not be saturated from the start of the meal and you will be able to fully savour this moment of tasting!

What is the difference between Crémant d'Alsace and Champagne ?

Synonymous with festivity and celebration, thewineseffervescentare often the guests at the time of the aperitif in family or between friends, or for the dessert. Among the wide range of bubbly wines on an international scale, two appellations coexist on the French territory: theChampagneand theCremant.

Several criteria differentiate them: the terroir, their geographical origin, the grape varieties used in their elaboration, the production technique (traditional method vs. champagne method) and of course the price!

To learn more, we invite you to consult the article on the subject where we give you all the details:What is the difference between Cremant d'Alsace and Champagne?

What are residual sugars?

ofsugarsare naturally present in thegrapesEvery grape contains sugar. Logically, these sugars are therefore found in the wine during thevinification. These sugars are theglucoseand thefructose.

During thealcoholic fermentationThe sugars in the grapes are transformed into alcohol by the action of yeast. Theresidual sugarsare then the sugars remaining in the wine after the fermentation process (when not all the sugar has been transformed into alcohol).

All wines have residual sugars in varying amounts. The level of residual sugars in the wine determines its profile, its mouth feel at the time of tasting.

The level of residual sugars in the wine determines whether the wine is dry, sweet, mellow or syrupy.

Learn more about residual sugars.

What is the purpose of sulfites in wine?

Thesulphur dioxide(SO2) is a chemical compound of the sulfite family that can be found in many foods and beverages.

We can very well findSulphites in a wineeven when the words "no added sulfites" appear on the label of the wine bottle. In fact, during thealcoholic fermentationThe yeasts in the grapes always produce sulfur in small quantities. Thus, "wines without added sulfites" contain sulfites, but the sulfites are those naturally produced during fermentation.

Even if the presence of sulfites in wine is the result of a natural process, it is also possible to add sulfites voluntarily at the time of its elaboration. They are used for theirantioxidant and antiseptic virtues.

The addition of sulfites is highly regulated. Numerous standards must be respected and a maximum dose according to the type of wine must not be exceeded. It should be noted thatwines from organic farmingalso contain added sulfites.

Learn more about sulfites in wine.

How to store your wines?

You have just bought one or several beautiful bottles that you wish to preserve for a particular occasion? We give you some advice for an ideal conservation of your wines.

In order to guarantee a good conservation of your wines, it is advised to keep them in a wine cellar respecting several criteria:

1. A temperature constant of about 12°C.

2. A humidity moderate, essential for the good ageing of the wine.

3. Adarkness of the cellar, in order to avoid the "taste of light" diluting the aromas of the wine.

To learn more, discover the explanations given by Emmanuel Vergely inExtra-Brut's episode "How to store your wines?"

Where do the bubbles in Crémant come from?

TheCremant of AlsaceLike any other wine, it is made from grapes that are pressed and then preserved in special conditions to allow thefermentationat the origin of thetransformation into alcohol.

Once thedrawThe wine is bottled and a draw liqueur containing sugar and yeast is added to it. The bottles are stored horizontally"on slatsin a cellar at a temperature of 11-12°c. The yeasts introduced in the bottle will degrade the sugar by producingcarbon dioxide(CO2). This is thesecond fermentation in the bottlecalled the famous "prise de mousse". And it is at this stage that our famous bubbles intervene!

To learn more, discover in video the explanations given by David Gsell inthe Extra-Brut episode "Where do the bubbles in Crémant come from?"

Which wine with salmon?

With smoked salmon serve adry white wineprovided that it is not too typical or rustic. The wine should be fresh, with a light and acidic structure. If it has fine bubbles, it's even better! Yes, dare thesparklinga delicate agreement!So choose aCremant of Alsaceto combine finesse and pleasure!

With a grilled salmon steak or a baked salmon papillote :the cooked flesh of the salmon is highlighted bydry but aromatic wines.We will therefore choose awhite wineas theriesling. With this alliance, we find mineral notes, doubled with fruit aromas which underline perfectly the delicacy of a salmon slab.

With raw salmon : oheraw salmonor just marinated in theAsian cuisinewith sushi, sashimi or ceviche recipes.awinedry and slightly spicy whiteis de rigueur: aGewurztraminerwill support the power of the wasabi while highlighting the fatty flesh of the salmon.

What is the purpose of a barrel?

ThebarrelorbarrelThe container is made of wood and is used to store liquids for consumption.

The barrel is used today, not for the transport of wine as it was in the past, but for itscellar ageingafter fermentation. This stage is called thewine maturation.Indeed, before the wine can be bottled and enjoyed, it must stillageing. This can be done bystainless steel vator inbarrelfor a certain period of time depending on the type of wine the winemaker wishes to obtain. Thismaturation in barrelscan be applied towhite winesas in thered wines.

L’wine maturation in oak barrelswill lead to a typical evolution and aging of the wine. Thus the wine aged in barrels will develop notes of vanilla, coconut, fresh wood. But also roasted or smoked aromas, coffee, cocoa or toasted bread.

Learn more about wine maturation in barrels.

Which wine for dessert?

with cakes, cakes or bredeleswith vanilla, lemon or caramel notes, serve a glass ofsparkling and fruity wine like our ICE Concept wine made with muscatel. With thetraditionalkougelhopf,A wine from the region will of course be the best companion. Opt for an aromatic wine such as theGewurztramineror even a more festive wine like agood Crémant d'Alsace.

With thepieor theclafoutisleave room for the fine bubbles of theCrémant d'Alsace Brutor the softness of aMuscatorGewurztraminer Late Harvestto reveal all theflavorsof the dessert!

for adark chocolate mousseor adark chocolate dessertPort is often thought of, but a glass of wine can also be associated with ared wine from Alsacesofter than aPinot Noir.

To accompany avanilla ice creamprefer asweet white winerather "young" as a Vendange Tardive.

Discover all our wine and dessert pairing tipsin the article "Which wine for dessert".

What are the different styles of Alsace wine?

Thedry white wineis a wine that will present the lowest level of sweetness. The residual sugars present do not exceed 4 grams per liter. They are wines with a great freshness and finesse with a very strong potential of keeping.

Thered wineis naturally dry. In general, there is no, or very little, residual sugar left after the fermentation process.

Thesemi-dry white wineis a wine with a sugar content between 9 and 18 grams per liter. This average sweetness can be felt when the wine is young but will fade with the maturation in bottle.

The sweet wineis a wine with a residual sugar content of between 18 and 45 grams per liter. During the tasting, one can easily feel this sweetness on the palate.

Thesweet and syrupy white winesare wines whose sweetness exceeds 45 grams per liter. Most often, thesweet winesare produced from grapes harvested when overripe or from specific grape varieties and terroirs.

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How long can you keep a bottle of wine open?

Thedry white winesdo not keep for long, even when sealed with a cork. Stored in the refrigerator, they will not be able tonot exceed 3-4 daysof conservation. On the other hand, thesweet or syrupy white winescan be keptlonger and can still be enjoyed within a month of opening.

Like dry white wines, thered winesdo not keep very long.The opened red wine can only be kept until the day after opening without having been altered.

And the Cremant ?With a good sealing system the Cremant can be stored in the refrigerator48 to 72 hours, or even 1 to 2 daysmore if there is more than half of the bottle left and it has not been re-opened.

Read the full article,"How long can you keep a bottle of wine open?"

What is Riesling?

Therieslingis the Rhineland grape variety par excellence! It offers a wide variety of wines recognized as being among the best white grapes in the world. It is qualified as a gastronomic wine and can be kept in the bottle for decades.

riesling is a very late grape variety, it matures thanks to cool nights which give it all its particular qualities. The wines made from this variety are very beautiful, aromatic, racy, elegant and powerful dry wines. Therieslingreveals its subtleties through fruity, floral or mineral notes depending on the soil in which it is planted.

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What is Pinot Blanc?

Formerlycalled Klevner in Alsatian(not to be confused with the Klevener de Heiligenstein from the Savagnin Rose grape variety)Pinot Blanc is a generous Alsatian wine, which reveals a beautiful personality. It is often blended with theAuxerroisThis is a less acidic wine that brings roundness to this judicious blend.

The dress of thePinot Blanc from Alsaceis generally very pale, with a beautiful limpidity. It is a fresh wine, rich without being exuberant, with aromas of peach, apricot, even citrus fruits and a hint of white flowers. It reveals spicy notes on the palate and benefits from a relative acidity. It is a white wine both tender and powerful, with a nice balance.

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What is Pinot Gris?

ThePinot Grisis a traditional grape variety, with an incredible aromatic richness. It is one of the four "noble grape varieties" of Alsace. Its finesse and distinction make it a great wine for gastronomy.

ThePinot Grisknows how to be discreet but still presents a great aromatic complexity. It develops typical smoky notes as well as greedy scents of dried fruits, apricot, honey, gingerbread... It will seduce you with its balance and freshness!

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What is Pinot Noir ?

ThePinot Noiris the Alsatian grape variety that gives birth to the "Pinot Noir d'Alsace", the onlyred wineof the region. It offers a beautiful personality, both robust and fruity. Its color can go up to a dark and deep red, with subtle garnet reflections. The nose is characterized by its aromas of berries and black fruits such as blackberry, blackcurrant or cherry), to surprise sometimes with notes of leather, even vanilla or prune.

In the mouth, thered wines of Alsaceexpress all the power of their terroir and sublimely the fruity aromas of their nose. Balanced and with a good length, these wines are structured by their ample and silky tannins.

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What is Gewurztraminer ?

TheGewurztramineris an aromatic variety of an old Alsatian grape known as Traminer. Its name comes from the German word "gewurz" meaning "spicy".

Cultivated mainly on hillsides, theGewurztramineris an early grape variety that offers a low yield. It is one of the "noble grape varieties" of Alsace wines, along with Riesling, Pinot Gris and Muscat. It generally has a high alcohol content, sometimes up to 14% vol. and more, associated with a relatively low acidity.

As one of the most aromatic white wines and very typical, it produces superb powerful, full-bodied wines, sometimes with accents of leather, smoke or licorice.

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What is Muscat ?

Three varieties are used in the composition of theMuscatof Alsace. They are Muscat Blanc à "petits grains", called Muscat de Frontignan, Muscat Ottonel and Muscat Rose à petits grains. Depending on the dominant variety, the wine can be rather lively or round. But in all cases, Muscat is a remarkably aromatic Alsace wine.

Its clear and fresh texture combined with the very present notes of grapes make it a spontaneous and fragrant wine!

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What is Sylvaner ?

Typical dry wine of Alsace and representative of its soil, theSylvanerSylvaner remains one of the emblematic grape varieties of the Alsatian vineyard. Remarkably fresh and light, with a discreet fruitiness, Sylvaner also knows how to show a beautiful vivacity.

TheSylvanerhas an elegant pale yellow color with a distinguished and typical nose, with vegetal and floral notes such as acacia or white flowers, and even lemony notes, which announce a beautiful freshness in the mouth. On the palate, its lightness, its balance and its pleasant presence in the mouth are highly appreciated. Sylvaner can be kept for 3 years, sometimes more if it comes from noble plots.

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What is the grape variety of Crémant?

The majority of Crémants d'Alsace are made from grapes that give white wine. Crémant d'Alsace can be single-variety, i.e. made from a single grape variety. It can also be a harmonious blend of several grapes, each contributing to the subtle balance of the wine. The different white grape varieties that can be used in the composition of this sparkling wine are the following: the Pinot Blanc, theRiesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Crémant d'Alsace can also be produced from Pinot Noirgiving birth to a pink effervescent.

Which wine to drink with a tartiflette ?

An essential dish of the winter season, thetartifletteis one of the favorite dishes of all food lovers.processed cheese. This convivial dish is composed of potatoes, onions, bacon and Reblochon cheese from Savoie. It goes perfectly with one of the Alsace wines from our region!

The richness and the greediness of this dish call for serving alively white wine with a nice acidity. Indeed, to counter the heaviness of the cheese and awaken your taste buds, serve a white wine with a great freshness and lightness.While cheese dishes are generally best paired with dry white wines (the most obvious food and wine pairing), tartiflette can also be paired withred wines. The presence of lardons facilitates this agreement. In this case, it is necessary to choose afresh and light red winewithout too many tannins.

Discover lClick here to find out how to pair Bestheim wines with a tartiflette.

What is a dry white wine?

In Alsace, from an analytical point of view, adry" white wineis a wine that contains less than 4 grams of sugar per liter. However, the residual sugar level is not the only indicator to be taken into account in the perception of a "dry" wine.

It is also essential to consider the alcohol content, acidity and general structure of the wine to better understand its style.

It is important to understand that the perception of the level of sweetness of a wine is different for each person. For the same sugar content, a wine may seem very dry to you while it may appear assweeterfor your neighbor.

Which Alsatian grape varieties give dry white wines?

In Alsace,the most famous dry wine is the Riesling. The wines produced from this grape variety are very beautiful, aromatic, racy, elegant and powerful dry wines. Riesling reveals its subtleties through fruity, floral or mineral notes depending on the soil on which it is planted. You can find Rieslings in several of our ranges:lhe range of Moon Hunters with wines exalting the typicity of each grape variety, the Moonbeam range and its vintages, selected by our cellar master, lhe Grands Crus from the most beautiful Alsatian soils, and finally the Exception range.

Other Alsatian grape varieties give birth to dry wines. We can mention thePinot Blanc or the Sylvaner.

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How to enjoy Zero Limit alcohol-free sparkling wine?

To enjoy Zero Limit White and Rosé, suitable for any occasion, choose a flute for an incomparable visual and taste experience. The bubbles are captured in its elegant shape, accentuating the festive moments. Also explore the refreshing and innovative non-alcoholic cocktails that Zero Limit sparkling wines inspire, for unique evenings out.

At what temperature should I drink a non-alcoholic wine?

For the best tasting experience, be sure to serve Zero Limit well chilled, between 6 and 8°C. This temperature preserves all the nuances of flavour and delicate bubbles that characterise our alcohol-free sparkling wines.

Is a non-alcoholic sparkling wine a Crémant d'Alsace?

No, a non-alcoholic wine is not a Crémant d'Alsace. Crémants d'Alsace are traditional sparkling wines produced in the Alsace wine region of France. They undergo alcoholic fermentation, then a second fermentation in the bottle to obtain their fine bubbles. Alcohol-free wines, on the other hand, are drinks that have been de-alcoholised after fermentation, thus retaining the flavours of the wine but without the alcohol.

Is an alcohol-free sparkling wine environmentally friendly?

By choosing Zero Limit, our alcohol-free sparkling wines, you're doing your bit for the environment. Our alcohol-free wines are presented without caps or wirehoods, the most difficult elements to recycle in the wine industry. So every Zero Limit tasting is also a step towards more responsible consumption that respects our planet.