Documentary movie about the Alsace Grand Crus. Made by Sergey Tsoller. Spoken language is French, English version is going to be aired in 2018. Also, this version was aired on the 22nd of September 2017.

When I heard of this documentary, I was extremely happy and excited. Someone finally made a high quality moving picture about the Alsace region. As you might know, I was raised with going to the region every year, for years on end. And so I needed to see it. The poster about the movie already was very positive for me, the colours of the region in supposedly autumn.

As for the documentary itself, it shows very clearly how beautiful the Grand Crus are and how diverse they are. The different grape varieties, soil types, micro climates, but most of all: the people. What I noticed, was that the people behind the wine are very important here. They are pictured here as extremely important, as they obviously are. What I liked a lot about this, is that it is very honest. Despite the fact that the way of filming is very romantic and the colours heightened to express the true colours of the region, honesty on the hard work that the winemakers do, is very present. Winemakers like Ostertag, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht, Schlumberger, Albert Mann, Binner, Frick and many more. Many of which, I have tasted the wines, and with the help of this documentary, these wines carry an even more beautiful story to it.

It pretty much is a look into the heart and soul of the winemaker and their wines. This documentary is again proof of the fact that wine is alive. Needless to say, I am a fan!

“Des lieux d’energie qui enfantent des vins avec un ame”.

“The wines with soul are the children of places of energy”.

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The city of Ribeauvillé

The town of Ribeauvillé is one of the most famous Alsatian towns, and home to one of the best. As for the first producer that I want to name, is Trimbach. This high quality producer is well-known for their Riesling and Gewürztraminer. The house itself is also rather lovely with very typical German-like building style. Only two streets over, we find Louis Sipp. This producer offers very good wines, but on a very fair price. And they produce a very nice Pinot Noir and also high quality Riesling. 

Let me take you on a tour through Ribeauvillé, When we drive through town, we first see those three ruins, on a mountain that is just behind town. These are called the "Trois Chateaux". This is a hike that tourists often make. But the town itself has its beauties as well. There is the gate of the town. Which is the icon of touristic Ribeauvillé. That nice german-like architecture is obviously all throughout Alsace, in Ribeauvillé we see a nice balance between old and new. A few churches and one monastery. In terms of gastronomy, there are some lovely restaurants that serve the Alsatian kitchen with their magnificent wines. 

Another producer of Ribeauvillé is Kientzler, their domaine is located on a hill and has magnificent view on the villages situated lower. They own parts of the following Grand Crus: Kirchberg, Osterberg, Schoenenbourg and Geisberg. Most importantly being Kirchberg, producing a really good Riesling every single vintage. Something special that they do as well, is produce Cremant d'Alsace. In this case, one produced with 100% Auxerrois. This also is a non-dosage cremant, making it very elegant. Auxerrois is not the best grape of the region, but this is an excellent example of how it can be used to produce quality wine.