Dirler-Cadé, Muscat Alsace Grand Cru Saering AOC 2009
The Saering area has been planted with vines since at least the 13th century. The 2009 Muscat (mainly Muscat d’Alsace with some Muscat Ottonel) displays intense and complex aromas of grapes, yellow fruit and citrus (bergamot), as well as of fresh flowers. This is counterbalanced by spicy, exotic notes, and also by the dry, almost saline minerality which is characteristic of the Saering Grand Cru. Wine made from organic grapes. 12.5%. In top shape, drink now to 2025.
Ratings: Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 16/20 and two stars for Domaine Dirler-Cadé
Serving suggestions: Serve cool but not too cold, at 10-13°C, as an aperitif wine, or with shellfish; try also spicy dishes, e.g. Thai (avoid coconut though) or northern Indian cuisines.
Established in 1871, the winery has been managed by the same family for five generations. Almost half of Dirler-Cadé’s 18 hectares of vineyards, all cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics, are classified as Grand Cru. Their range of classic Alsace dry white wines is highly reputed, in the first place from Riesling and Muscat, but also from Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Sylvaner.
We have included two different (and both excellent) vintages of the Muscat Grand Cru Saering, one of the Domaine’s top wines, in our wine list.