Grand Cru Wines Grand Cru Kaefferkopf

A trilogy of noble grape varieties

75 cl

Grand Cru Kaefferkopf

Getting to know the Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Furstentum

2015
Between 8° and 10°C
Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot gris

Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is produced in accordance with a strict set of technical specifications, covering all aspects of the viticultural process. The vast majority of Alsace's Grand Cru wines are single variety wines, but Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is an exception to this rule. The proportion of each variety is a matter of long-standing tradition. This wine is a blend of: 60% Gewurztraminer, 20% Riesling and 20% Pinot Gris.

Tasting notes

A brilliant, inviting golden robe. The nose is open and expansive, with floral notes from the Gewurztraminer (rose and violet) along with candied fruit aromas (mirabelle plum) and the subtle smoky nuances typical of Pinot Gris. The Riesling brings a welcome breath of freshness, with its lively citrus notes. Supple opening on the palate, with the return of those rose petal aromas and an endearing freshness. Long finale accented with flashes of candied citrus peel, underpinned by the delicate undergrowth aromas provided by the Pinot Gris.  An explosion of aromas and flavours, with an astonishing sense of balance.

Food-wine pairings

Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is the perfect partner for pan-fried foie gras, cheese platters, desserts and refined dishes such as farm-reared poultry in king prawn bisque.

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Grand Cru Kaefferkopf An explosion of aromas and flavours !

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FINESSE AND COMPLEXITY

Grand Cru Kaefferkopf owes its distinguished characters to the complex soils from which it springs, a blend of granite, limestone and clay. A perfect dose of sunshine allows the grapes to ripen slowly and steadily. The hills of Kaefferkopf surround the village of Ammerschwihr. This is the only Grand Cru in Alsace for which a blend of grape varieties is permitted.

Grand Cru Kaefferkopf tasted by Andréas LARSSON

Pale golden colour. Intense, aromatic nose of Oriental spice, ripe fruit, honey and floral notes. Full-bodied and fleshy on the palate, prominent fruit, plums with hints of spice and candied citrus. The acidity is gentle but the fruit is lively, and peppery/spicy notes add a sense of freshness. The finish is long and dense, forthright, aromatic and intense.

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TRY IT WITH foie gras served with pine nuts, candied plums and bruschetta with red onion confit.

Grand Cru Kaefferkopf is a natural match for foie gras. It is also an ideal partner for an aromatic tajine or spicy Asian dishes.

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