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2011 Domaine Dirler-Cade Pinot Gris Reserve
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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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2011 Domaine Dirler-Cade Pinot Gris Reserve

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

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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September 2012

Bright straw-yellow.  Floral aromas of peach and apricot.  Rich and ripe but with outstanding lift; considerable lively acidity perks up the long, saliva-inducing finish.  Way above average for entry-level pinot gris.  In fact, this wine rather remarkably was able to stand up to the Riesling Saering VT that I tasted just before it.

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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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