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Apparently a pink variant of the Savagnin, which is found in the Jura, but in Alsace the Klevener (with three “e”s, Klevner with two “e”s being a local synonym for Pinot) has a
varietal character akin to a very discreet Gewürztraminer. This grape is restricted to certain vineyards in Heiligenstein and the surrounding villages of Bourgheim,
Gertwiller, Goxwiller, and Obernai.
It is fine have discreet characteristics, but there should also be finesse and length. Unfortunately these wines seldom aspire to
anything greater than an acceptable quality level.
Alsace Klevener De Heiligenstein Cuvée Des Hospices De Strasbourg 2000 Wantz Charles (€12.90)
A slightly richer, fuller version of above.