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2014 Dirler-Cade Riesling Kitterlé

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April 2, 2023 - $26



94The Wine Advocate

...opens with a very pure, subtle and flinty aroma of white fruits and herbs. On the palate this is a full-bodied, concentrated, very elegant and piquant, highly aromatic Riesling with a very good definition and a very persistent finish. This is a gorgeous dry Riesling with a great aromatic and tension-filled finish.

93Vinous / IWC

Highly perfumed nose combines pepper, white stone fruit, tangerine, jasmine, crushed stone and mint, along with subtle notes of sweet spices and orange oil. Densely packed but fine-grained, with a sweet-and-sour quality and hardly any impression of weight to the crisp orchard fruit, lemon, mineral and herb flavors. This knockout wine finishes with noteworthy grip and an almost austere quality thanks to its lemony acidity.


France, Alsace

Alsace in northeastern France is so close to Germany that the wines of Alsace and Germany are often confused. Both are typically sold in distinctive, slim, long-necked bottles, and are made from the same grapes. Alsace has never officially been a part of Germany, though it was occupied by the German military in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wine writer Hugh Johnson has noted that despite German influences, Alsace’s “soul is entirely French. Alsace makes Germanic wines in the French way.” In contrast to German wines, Alsace wines generally are very dry, with a higher alcohol content and riper, more scented fruit. Alsace has 33,000 acres of vineyards, many of them in the picturesque foothills of the Vosges Mountains. The grapes of the region are Sylvaner, Muscat, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is also grown, though it is mainly used for Rosé wines. Alsace’s most admired wines are its Rieslings, which since 1985 may be designated as Grand Crus. Some 50 vineyards in the region have been classified as Grand Crus, and are allowed to use the appellation on their labels. Unlike all other French winemaking regions, Alsace labels are varietal, meaning that a wine made of Riesling, for example, is called Riesling. Official Alsace appellations include Cremant d’Alsace for sparkling wines.


White Wine, Riesling, Alsace Grand Cru AC

This white variety originated in Germany. It’s known for its strong flowery aromas and high acidity. Please note Rieslings can have dramatic differences as the grape can be used to make dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling wines.