Last year I couldn’t make it for the #DrinkAlsace Experience (Article in Dutch), because I was traveling in Cuba so I had to send Jonas (he didn’t complain). But this year I’m totally into visiting the Alsace wine region in France myself.
The vineyards of the Alsace wine region or one of the most Northern of France but little known by a lot of people. That’s why me and 4 other bloggers are following the Route de vins d’Alsace, a wine route from North to South and blog live from the vineyards to discover the secrets of the wine region.
To make the #DrinkAlsace Experience complete we are broadcasting live every day from the vineyards so the Belgian consumers can ask us questions and watch us live at the parking lot of the Carrefour supermarkets. You can find us at the following supermarkets:
The first stop of our trip is at Domaine Schwach in Hunawihr. They are known for their Crémant d’Alsace (the “champagne” of the Alsace region) and ones of the very best in the region to make quality sparkling wines. Sébastien and his wife are now in charge of the daily operations at the domain, which means they are still “newcomers”. The domain came into the family in the seventies, but they strongly believe that their vision can really change the way wines are made and marketed in and outside Alsace. Their signature cuvée is the QVS, a sparkling wine based on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, slightly oaked and 36 months “sur lattes” which gives it a very round a subtle nutty taste. This is absolutely worth a glass.
If you are totally into discovering some less known wines, then visit the domain and ask for their Blanc de Noir. This white wine made from the red Pinot Noir grape has a very mystique perfume with yeasty flavors and even some delicate raspberries.