Turckheim Grand Cru Riesling 2012 75cl

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Country Germany
Region Alsace
Brand Cave de Turckheim
Grape Variety Riesling
Size 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2012
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match Classically paired with seafood or, in the true spirit of Alsace, with rich pork and cheese dishes such as Choucroute or Tarte Flamb�e, otherwise known as Flammk�che.
Style Elegantly complex
Grapes are sourced from especially delineated Grands Crus - areas of exceptional soils where only Riesling, Muscat d'Alsace, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer can be planted. The soil is constituted of dry granite, which imparts unique characters and style to the wine and helps to keep yields low. The Grand Cru of Brand takes its name from the German word for �fire�. Due to its southerly aspect, this vineyard benefits from remarkably high levels of sunshine which in turn results in grapes with high levels of ripeness and richness.

Produced traditionally by winemaker Jean Michel Lihrmann - pneumatic pressing, temperature controlled fermentation, no finings and light filtration before bottling - all to preserve fruit and aromatic qualities and elegance. His philosophy is to make wines with good acidity and fruit balance.

Country Of Origin: Germany
For 60 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 Cr�mants d�Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert wines.

Benefitting from the region�s uniquely dry terroir, Cave de Turckheim has successfully implemented viticulture raisonn�e; 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 F�minalise.

Country Of Origin: Germany

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