Complex and elegant. Grapefruit, pineapple, petroleum-like notes...
On the nose the 2012 Kitterlé Grand Cru from Domaine Dirler-Cadé opens with grapefruit, kerosene and exotic notes of pineapple.
On the palate I find the same, complex, attractive profile. A nice acidity promises a great aging potential and interesting bouquet evolution.
The mouthfeel of this 2012 Kitterlé Grand Cru is concentrated and unctuous.
The finish is long.
How it's made
Dirler-Cadé estate is located in Alsace. It was first created as Dirler Wines by Jean Dirler in the village of Bergholtz in 1871. Still family run, the estate was named Dirler-Cadé in 2000 after the winery took over Ludivine’s Cadé parent’s plots of vines. The business operates 18 hectares (43.2 acres) of vines, 42% of which are classified Saering, Spiegel, Kessler or Kitterlé Grand Cru.Link to here...
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