Cave de Turckheim Crémant d’Alsace Brut is a traditional method sparkling wine presenting fine bubbles and exquisite fruity notes. Applely, floral Pinot Blanc and honeyed Auxerrois aromas are balanced with a full body of Pinot Gris for a crisp yet supple taste. Perfect for special occasions, this bubbly is a great accompaniment for seafood, poultry, or cheese dishes.
|Grape||Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)|
|Style||Dry, White, Sparkling Medium Bodied, Orchard Fruit, Crisp|
|Dietary||Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable, Organic|
About the Producer and Production
Widely regarded as one of the best co-operatives in the world, Cave de Turckheim lies at the mouth of the Munster Valley. Working closely with 180 partners, its vineyards span the full breadth of Alsatian terroir and grape varieties. Cave de Turckheim only produces wine from the grapes of its member growers, it is a récoltant not a négociant.
Substantial investment in the winery has enabled the team to vinify many parcels of grapes separately, offering Michel Lihrmann (senior winemaker for 25 years) the chance to highlight each wine's nuances in his signature dry, yet fruit forward, style.
Committed to producing the highest quality wines, growers are encouraged to keep yields low - for example, Cave de Turckheim voluntarily caps yields for its Grands Crus vineyards at 45hl/ha rather than the permitted 55hl/ha - and to pick the grapes by hand. This is part of a long term and innovative strategy of sustainability that includes developing the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Alsace, using natural alternatives to chemical treatments, and a green overview of all vineyard practices. Alongside some great organic wines, the extensive range runs from the excellent value Tradition wines right through to individual Grand Cru bottlings, plus fantastic Crémants d’Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert wines.
Vineyard and Winery
Organic Cave de Turckheim Crémant d'Alsace Brut is crafted with traditions mirroring those of Champagne, utilising the largest holder of organic vineyards in Alsace. Rigorously-selected grapes, exclusive cellar equipment, two fermentation processes, and 24 months of lees contact all contribute to this effervescent product. No filters are involved, making it one of the purest Champagne alternatives.
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