Dirler-Cadé "Kitterlé Grand Cru" 2012

100% Riesling
A still white wine from the Alsace region of France.


Complex and elegant. Grapefruit, pineapple, petroleum-like notes...

Tasting 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.

Dirler-Cadé "Kitterlé Grand Cru" 2012
Kitterlé Grand Cru (2012) Review
Estate making Kitterlé Grand Cru Estate Dirler-Cadé
Kitterlé Grand Cru (2012) Label Kitterlé Grand Cru
Style of Kitterlé Grand Cru Style White & Still
Country of Dirler-Cadé Country France
Region of Dirler-Cadé Region Alsace
Grape blend of Kitterlé Grand Cru Grapes Riesling
Vintage of Kitterlé Grand Cru Vintage 2012

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Biodynamic!

   

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Dirler-Cadé

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.

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Riesling

White grape variety

Riesling is a white grape variety native to the Rhine Valley. Riesling is a flowery, almost perfumed grape variety with high acidity and flowery, almost perfumed aromas. It’s used to make white wines that are dry, semi-sweet, sweet, and sparkling. Riesling wines are almost never oaked and are normally varietally pure. Riesling was the world’s 20th most planted variety in 2004, with 48,700 hectares, but it is typically included in the “top three” white wine varieties, alongside Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc, in terms of value for quality wines. Riesling is a terroir-expressive variety, which means that the character of Riesling wines is strongly influenced by the wine’s roots.

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Alsace

Place in European Collectivity of Alsace, France

Alsace is a cultural zone and a territorial collectivity in Eastern France, bordering Germany and Switzerland on the west side of the upper Rhine. It had a population of 1,889,589 people in 2017.

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