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This family-owned estate, founded in 1871, is located in the south of the Alsace region close to the town of Mulhouse. Southern Alsace is famous for its sandstone and its dry climate which can give the wines added weight and personality. The Dirler-Cadé domaine comprises some 18 hectares, all of which since 1998 have been farmed sustainably. Impressively, almost half holdings are in the following grand cru vineyards: Saering, Spiegel, Kessler and Kitterlé. The outstanding wines produced here are tightly-structured with a vein of minerality, less rich and sweet than they used to be, and, in the case of riesling and muscat, bone-dry. Two generations are currently involved in the running of the domaine. In charge is fifth-generation Jean Dirler, who married Ludivine Hell-Cadé, thus creating the domaine in its current form.
This fruity wine balances citrus and ripe white fruits. There is a steely edge that lends freshness and structure, and suggests the wine could age well. The aftertaste has some tight citrus acidity.
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Made from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino, Fresh, crisp with green and citrus fruit.
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Probably our favourite Cortese! Made from fruit from four vineyards, this is crunchy with delicious clean citrus and a long finish.
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