|Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Sylvaner, White Blend
|Dry, White, Light Bodied, Fruit Forward, Easy Drinking,
|Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable
In Cave de Turckheim's Edelzwicker classic Vin d’Alsace varieties Pinot Blanc and Riesling have been blended with the less well-known Sylvaner grape which brings delicacy and satisfying acidity. A delicious and complete white blend with delicate green fruit flavours, plenty of fleshy texture and a light, refreshing and savoury finish.
Brilliant with delicate and aromatic asian salads and fish dishes and a match made in heaven with Tarte Flambée or Flammkuchen. The fresh green fruit and cooler climate acidity make this a refreshing cheese board wine.
About the Producer
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
For this Cave de Turckheim Edelzwicker Vin d’Alsace NV the grape are harvested and upon arrival at the winery are put into the pneumatic press, followed by temperature-controlled fermentation. Unfined and with minimal filtration to ensure the pure varietal character of the wine. Here classic varieties Pinot Blanc and Riesling have been blended with the less well-known Sylvaner grape which brings delicacy and satisfying acidity.
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