wines of Domaine
Dirler-Cadé, Alsace, France
This family-owned Alsace domaine has a respectable 18.2 hectares of
vineyards. They’ve adopted biodynamics (which they have been
practising since 1998) and expect to be
certified in 2007. These are nice, solid wines, and the Gewürztraminer
– not normally a variety I’m too keen on – really shines.
Stocked by Berry Bros & Rudd, whose prices (perhaps a touch on the
high side) are given.
Domaine Dirler-Cadé Muscat Speigel Grand Cru 2002
Fresh, pretty grapey nose. Savoury, approachable palate is quite
dry. Nice. Very good+ 88/100 (£14.75)
Domaine Dirler-Cadé Riesling Belzbrunnen 2002
Assertive herb-tinged nose with green fruit characters. Quite
full, herby palate is savoury and dry. Very good+ 88/100 (£14.25)
Domaine Dirler-Cadé Pinot Gris Schwarzberg 2002
Very herby edge to the smoky, savoury nose. Mideweight palate with
a bit of residual sugar adding richness. Very good+ 89/100 (£15.75)
Domaine Dirler-Cadé Gewürztraminer Kessler Grand
Quite a deep colour. Nice, broad herby nose with some richness.
Quite pretty. Lovely richness on the palate, with a really thick
texture contributed to by some resdual sugar. Finishes medium sweet.
Very good/excellent 92/100 (£19.25)
also: Alsace wines
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