Edelzwicker is an Alsatian wine term taken from the German words “edel” (noble) and “zwicker” (blend). The term dates back to 1644, when the so-called noble varieties in Alsace were differentiated from those judged to be of lesser quality. Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat fell into the noble category, while Pinot Blanc, Silvaner, Chasselas and Auxerrois were relegated.
Thus Edelzwicker wines comprised only the noble varieties (which were distinct from the more generic “Zwicker” label being used to denote less-prestigious blends) until 1970, when the term “Edelzwicker” was deregulated. The term “Edelzwicker” is now used more out of nostalgia than a legislative requirement.
A Noble Blend is JoieFarm’s signature white wine. Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Auxerrois and Muscat blended to express the best of each variety.
A great summertime wine, but also goes very well with fresh winter fare like salmon.
Wine in a can? Yup. This is also available in tins!
Joie A noble Blend 2021