Textbook Pinot Noir of the bright, fresh and fruity kind, full of crunchy red berries.
Pure, ripe, and characterful with classic varietal raspberry fruit and juicy acidity on the finish. Rich berry fruit dominates now but the more gamey, complex characters of Pinot Noir will develop with age.
For over 50 years, Cave de Turckheim has been operating from the pretty village of Turckheim, situated to the north west of Colmar. Widely regarded as one of the best co-operatives in the world, Cave de Turckheim has established itself as a quality-focused producer. Michel Lihrmann has been their senior winemaker for over 25 years. Favouring the dryer styles of Alsace wines, he strongly believes that Alsace wines should be varietally typical and express pure fruit flavours.
Cave de Turckheim's winery benefits from state-of-the-art equipment and now produces around 8 to 10 million bottles per year across an extensive range, from the excellent value Cave Tradition range up to individual Grand Cru varietals as well as Crémants d’Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert wines.
Benefitting from the region’s uniquely dry terroir, Cave de Turckheim has successfully implemented viticulture raisonnée; members have reduced the use of pesticides, soil treatments, water and energy consumption which ensures the sustainable production of high quality grapes with minimal environmental impact.
Testimony to their consistency and attention to detail, Cave de Turckheim regularly receive awards from international wine competitions including Concours du Monde, Gewurztraminer du Monde, Riesling du Monde and Concours des Féminalise.
Produced from organically grown grapes but please note that the label does not say ‘organic’ in English. Instead, it uses the AB logo and certification and the French phrase: ‘vin issu de raisins de l’Agriculture Biologique’.
Grilled salmon or tuna, free-range pork sausages, charcuterie, wild mushroom linguine.