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Alsace's Indian Summer

October weather turns trouble into triumph for 2001 harvest
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: July 31, 2003

Alsace enjoyed a rare Indian summer in 2001, and the beautiful October weather helped make some of the most delightful young wines I have tasted from the region in recent vintages. The healthy fruit combined high natural ripeness and high acidity, resulting in wines of elegance, finesse and pure fruit flavors.

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