Dirler-Cadé "Lieu-dit Bux " 2013

100% Pinot gris
A still white wine from the Alsace region of France.

Rich and aromatic. Peach and apricot.

Tasting Notes

What stands out about the 2013 Lieu-dit Bux from Dirler-Cadé is its mouthfeel which is unctuous but shows some great freshness at the same time. This sort of vibrant acidity is rather uncommon in Alsace Pinot Gris.

On the nose and palate alike there are notes of peach and apricot. There is a certain sweet touch to this wine yet it is very balanced.

The finish is medium long to long.

Score 90

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Dirler-Cadé "Lieu-dit Bux " 2013
Lieu-dit Bux (2013) Review
Estate making Lieu-dit Bux Estate Dirler-Cadé
Lieu-dit Bux  (2013) Label Lieu-dit Bux
Style of Lieu-dit Bux Style White & Still
Country of Dirler-Cadé Country France
Region of Dirler-Cadé Region Alsace
Grape blend of Lieu-dit Bux Grapes Pinot gris
Vintage of Lieu-dit Bux Vintage 2013
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Dirler-Cadé estate is located in Alsace. It was first created as Dirler Wines by Jean Dirler in the village of Bergholtz in 1871. Still family run, the estate was named Dirler-Cadé in 2000 after the winery took over Ludivine’s Cadé parent’s plots of vines. The business operates 18 hectares (43.2 acres) of vines, 42% of which are classified Saering, Spiegel, Kessler or Kitterlé Grand Cru.

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Pinot gris

White wine grape

A white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera, Pinot gris, pinot grigio, or Grauburgunder is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. It is thought to be a pinot noir mutant clone with a grayish-blue fruit, hence the name, but the grapes can range in color from brownish pink to black and even white. The grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters, which may have given it the name pinot. This grape’s wines range in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it’s one of the most common grapes for skin-contact wine.

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Place in European Collectivity of Alsace, France

Alsace is a cultural zone and a territorial collectivity in Eastern France, bordering Germany and Switzerland on the west side of the upper Rhine. It had a population of 1,889,589 people in 2017.

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