Cave de Turckheim Pinot Blanc [Organic] 2019/20
|Producer||Cave de Turckheim|
|Wine Type||White Wine|
|Body / Style||Crisp & Dry, Fruit Notes|
|Grape Blend||100% Pinot Blanc|
|Bottle Size (ml)||750|
|Special Features||Organic, Sustainable, Vegan|
|Extra Info||Delicate, aromatic white|
|Food Pairing Guide||Works well as an apéritif and a versatile food match, try with asparagus risotto, salads and light chicken dishes.|
Cave de Turckheim Organic Pinot Blanc is such a joy to drink. It has delicate aromas, and to drink is very fresh, fruity and well balanced. Alsace is a region which makes very fine wine indeed, and Pinot Blanc is the perfect glass of summer wine. Try with fish, asparagus wrapped in parma ham or fresh green pea risotto. Just lovely!
Cave de Turckheim has been a pioneer of organic viticulture in Alsace, actively supporting a number of their growers decision to convert in 2008. These winegrowers have revived ancestral practices, tilling the soil and undertaking work that facilitates the elimination of weeds and helps to combat disease. Natural fertilisers are also used (nettle, horsetail, comfrey and dandelion), fortifying the vines and increasing their natural resistance. Organic winegrowers meticulously observe their vines, enabling them to intervene in the right place and at the right time, rather than treating the plants systematically. With the first vineyards achieving organic certification in 2011, Cave de Turckheim now has 35ha of certified vineyards and combined with those of their sister winery Cave du Roi Dagobert, means they have the largest organic vineyard holdings in Alsace.
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.Substantial investment in the winery has enabled the team to vinify many parcels of grapes separately, offering Michel Lihrmann (senior winemaker for 25 years) the chance to highlight each wine's nuances in his signature dry, yet fruit forward, style. Committed to producing the highest quality wines, growers are encouraged to keep yields low - for example, Cave de Turckheim voluntarily caps yields for its Grands Crus vineyards at 45hl/ha rather than the permitted 55hl/ha - and to pick the grapes by hand. This is part of a long term and innovative strategy of sustainability that includes developing the largest holdings of organic vineyards in Alsace, using natural alternatives to chemical treatments, and a green overview of all vineyard practices. Alongside some great organic wines, the extensive range runs from the excellent value Tradition wines right through to individual Grand Cru bottlings, plus fantastic Crémants d’Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert wines.
Turckheim’s commitment to the environment extends to the winery where it strives to conserve natural resources. Sorting waste for recycling, reducing its carbon footprint, using solar panels, and preventing pollution are just some examples of how environmental considerations are present in every aspect of its daily work. Committed to both the environment and its customers, Cave de Turckheim also plays an important role in the local economy.
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