Cut and Dri ed

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

The la­bels of all dry Al­sace wines—those with no more than 4 grams of resid­ual sugar per litre—must carry the de­scrip­tor “sec” or “dry” from next year. The Al­sace wine pro­duc­ers’ as­so­ci­a­tion says con­sumers around the world have been drink­ing less of the re­gion’s wines be­cause they can’t tell if a white is off-dry or very sweet. They hope the new la­belling rule will sell more wines. A re­cent trip to Al­sace un­der­lined the prob­lem; about 80 per cent of the more than 300 whites I tasted seemed off-dry or sweet. Luck­ily, most of the top whites from names such as Hugel & Fils, FE Trim­bach, Do­maine Wein­bach, Do­maine Muré and Al­bert Boxler were dry and de­li­cious.

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