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2005 Domaine Dirler-Cade Pinot Gris Kessler
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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Domaine Dirler-Cade

Founded in 1871 by one Jean Dirler in southern Alsace, this family-owned domain is now run, five generations later, by another Jean Dirler. Though it bottles Pinot Noir, the domain is best known for its dry, classically structured, mineral-rich white Alsace varietals.

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2005 Domaine Dirler-Cade Pinot Gris Kessler

Producer: Domaine Dirler-Cade
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Grigio/Gris
Origin: France
Region: Alsace

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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - July/August 2007

Full straw-yellow color. Extravagant aromas of apricot, peach, butter and honey, with an exotic smoky element; almost VT-like. Superrich, sweet and expressive, with yellow fruit flavors complicated by mineral and other soil tones. With its lovely verve, this comes across as less sweet than its 51 g/l r.s. would suggest. Builds impressively on the stony back end. "In 2005, the terroir is stronger than the grapes," observes Dirler.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Albert Hertz, Eguisheim
About Alsace

Alsace has been almost pathologically ignored by the American wine-drinking public for generations--a real mystery in light of the great number of juicy, pure wines produced in this picture-postcard region of northeastern France.
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Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio)

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a noble variety that, unfortunately, doesn't always produce highly refined wine. At its best, in Alsace, where it's usually called Tokay Pinot Gris, the wines are extremely rich and honeyed, in either...
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