Textbook Pinot Noir of the bright, fresh and fruity kind, full of crunchy red berries.
Vegan/Veggie, Organic, Sustainable.
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.
Viticulture & Winemaking
After manual harvesting, the grapes are destemmed and fermented for one week in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation begin at 12°C finishing at 30°C. Depending on the wines, the team utilise 1,2 or 3 pumpovers per day to maintain a delicate and fruity Pinot without astringent tannins. After a few days of post-fermentation maceration, they dig out the tank and blend free run and press juice. The wine is then aged on fine lees and undergoes malolactic fermentation during winter/spring. Produced from organically grown grapes but please note that the label does not say ‘organic’ in English. Instead, it uses the AB logo and certification and the French phrase: ‘vin issu de raisins de l’Agriculture Biologique’.
Pure, ripe, and characterful with classic varietal raspberry fruit and juicy acidity on the finish. Rich berry fruit dominates now but the more gamey, complex characters of Pinot Noir will develop with age.
Grilled salmon or tuna, free-range pork sausages, charcuterie, wild mushroom linguine.