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Gewurztraminer Kessler Grand Cru AC 2013
  • 272. Gewurztraminer Kessler Grand Cru AC 2013

    Domaine Dirler-Cadé

    100% Gewurztraminer (13% alc, 49g/l of rs)

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    Kessler is a very well balanced and classy wine in 2013. The bouquet offers a complex mix of exotic fruit, mango and spice. There is very good depth to the fruit with a well integrated acidity and a fantastic freshness. For drinking now to 2022.

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Winemaker
Jean & Ludivine Dirler, Domaine Dirler-Cadé
Location
Guebwiller
Size of domaine
16.9 hectares
Grape
100% Gewurztraminer (25 years old) from both massale and clonale selection on SO4 rootstock. 5500vines per hectare trained double-guyot
Terroir
South-east 15% slope, 300 mtrs above sea-level. Sandstone & clay topsoil overlying sandstone base just over 1.50 m below.
Viticulture
Bio-dynamic viticulture. Soil ploughed 4 to 5 times a year during Spring and Autumn. Old wood not pruned off until March. But and debut the vines during the winter. Debud but never vendanges en vert. Leave grass to grow during Summer until harvesting. Use sulphur and homeopathic dose of the plant ‘horsetail’ against oidium. Use Bacillus Thurengiensis against pests. Never use fertiliser, only a touch of limestone and biodynamic compost if necessary. Manual harvest with very severe sorting in the vineyard. Yield 30 hh on average.
Vinification
Long and slow pressing for 8 hours using a pneumatic press. Static settling of the juice after 12-15 hours. Natural, indigenous yeasts. No chaptalisation. Vinified in stainless steel at 19°C (22°C max.) for 2 months on average. Temperature is controlled by circulation of cold water in the flags (9°C). 2 rackings: one at the end of alcoholic fermentation and one at the filtration stage. Touch of sulphur added to prevent malo-latics. No lees stirring. Stainless steel for elevage (9 to 10 months). Plaque filtered then bottled in July-August using their own bottling machine. 3400 bottles. Certified both organic (Ecocert©) and bio-dynamic (Biodyvin©).
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