Dirler-Cadé Muscat Alsace Grand Cru Saering AOC 2015


Full-bodied, very dry and mineral. Grape, peach and exotic fruits, spicy notes. Shellfish and spicy dishes. Robert Parker 91/100


The Saering area has been planted with vines since at least the 13th century. The 2015 vintage, a blend of mainly Muscat Ottonel, Muscat d’Alsace and Pinot Blanc, is a fantastic expression of this unique terroir. The wine radiates luminous aromas of grape, peach and exotic fruits, laced with intriguing spicy notes. A full-bodied, very dry and mineral white wine, structured by bright acidity. Very enjoyable now but has also significant aging potential.Organic wine.

Established in 1871, Domaine Dirler-Cadé has been managed by the same family for five generations. Almost half of their 18 hectares of vineyards, all cultivated according to the principles of biodynamics, are classified as Grand Cru. Their range of classic dry white wines is highly reputed, in the first place those made from Riesling and Muscat, but also from Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Sylvaner.

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 cuisine.

Ratings: Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 91/100, Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2018 16,5/20 and two stars for Domaine Dirler-Cadé