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Dirler Cadé Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Saering 2018

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Country
France
Region
Alsace
Grape Variety
Gewurztraminer
Vintage
2018
ABV
14.5%
Closure
Cork
Bottle Size
75cl

Description

Luminous pale golden yellow. Very elegant notes of lemon curd, white flowers and dried mint. Very refined, with superb balance. Around 55 g/l residual sugar; to be served with a goose foie gras or a cheese platter.

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Dirler Cadé Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Saering

The grapes are normally harvested the second week of October, which is fairly late for Gewurztraminer. However, this is what give to this outstanding wine an incredible depth of flavours and character.

Dirler Cadé Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Saering: the Producer
The Dirler family have been producing wine since 1871 in the small village of Bergholtz, near Guebwiller.
The family domaine took a further step forward in 2000 with the marriage of 5th generation Jean, son of Jean-Pierre Dirler, to Ludivine, daughter of Léon Hell-Cadé.
This took the total estate to 18 hectares, of which 42% are Grand Cru: Saering, with its clay/limestone/sandstone soils and quivering acidity; Spiegel, more sandstone/stony in its make-up, ensuring an ethereal finesse; Kessler, rich in sandy/clay/sandstone is famed for its power and ageing potential; while the sandstone/volcanic/sandy Kitterlé brims with perfumed spicy aromas on the nose and great persistence on the palate.
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris account for over 60% of the vines, the remainder made-up of Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Noir, Sylvaner, Muscat, and Chasselas.While the vinification is essentially traditional, using both large oak foudres and stainless steel, it is in the vineyard where the most marked changes have taken place: since 1998 all the vines have been farmed organically and biodynamically.
Small amounts of brimstone flour and Bordeaux mixture, herbal teas of nettle, as well as concoctions of willow and horsetail are part of the biodynamic arsenal.

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