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Why are there 51 Grands Crus in Alsace ?

Today there are 51 terroirs delimited according to very strict geological and climatic criteria. Alsace is very rich in soils and from one hill to another the very nature of the geological components can vary. It is these specificities of the region's soils that make up the mosaic of Alsace's Grands Crus. But that's not all! Why are there 51 Grands Crus in Alsace?

We take a closer look at the question in this episode of EXTRA BRUT – our educational web series about wine, with gourmet provocateur Nicolas Rieffel. The goal is to answer all the questions you have ever asked about wine, in record time…

The answers are given to us courtesy of the Moon Chasers, members and employees of the Bestheim winery.

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