Cave de Turckheim Réserve Riesling

£13.50
  • Cave de Turckheim Réserve Riesling
  • Cave de Turckheim Réserve Riesling

Cave de Turckheim Réserve Riesling

£13.50

AVAILABILITY: 9 in stock

Grape Riesling
Style Dry, White, Medium Bodied, Fruit Forward, Kerosene, Honey, Minerality
Country France
Region Alsace
Volume 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Dietary Vegetarian, Vegan, Sustainable

 

Cave de Turckheim Réserve Riesling is an intensely fruity, young Alsace Riesling. It has a pure, fruit-driven nose of cut limes and petrol, and a perfumed honeyed palate. Its refreshing dry finish, full of citrus characters and white peach, is balanced and vibrant. Great with seafood, poultry, and salads, it's the perfect summer wine. 

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

Winemaking is traditional in style and is overseen by Michel Lihrmann. Grapes are sourced from selected prime vineyards lying on siliceous soil. Harvesting is by hand or machine, depending on the site. Pneumatic pressing, temperature controlled fermentation, no finings and light filtration before bottling - all to preserve fruit and aromatic qualities and elegance. His philosophy is to make wines with good acidity and fruit balance.

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