Turckheim Terres de Granit Pinot Blanc, Collections Terroirs

Turckheim Terres de Granit Pinot Blanc, Collections Terroirs 75cl

Turckheim Terres de Granit Pinot Blanc, Collections Terroirs

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France | 12.5% | 75cl

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Goodness me, Pinot Blanc is under appreciated! This versatile beauty has the perfect balance of citrus and honey.

With honey and nectarine on the nose, the palate shows bright lemon and stonefruit flavours, pure concentrated minerality with rich palate weight and great texture. Profound and complex.

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.

Grapes are picked and sorted in the vineyard, before being gently pressed. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. This Pinot Blanc is actually a blend of Auxerrois Blanc with a little Pinot Blanc grown on the granitic soils of the Munster Valley from the lieu-dit of Val St. Grégoire. As a traditional variety in Alsace, appellation rules allow for the two varieties to be labelled as simply 'Pinot Blanc'.

A versatile wine which is excellent as an apéritif, or with fish and seafood, pasta, chicken and even cured meats.

Country France
Region Alsace
Grapes Pinot Blanc
ABV 12.5%
Suitable for Vegans Yes
Organic No

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