Kaefferkopf crus are rarely empirically dry but they are, however, always marked by freshness. It’s this characteristic which assimilates them to the typicity of dry wines. They are wines which tend to become reduced: as they are often closed when young, it’s recommended to let them age 3-4 years or to decant them for a better taste.
Les sols lourds et profonds de ce terroir, dotés d'éléments fins tels que les argiles et limons, amènent de la structure et de la complexité aux vins. They also contribute to discerning minerality in the wines, as the terroir expression overpowers the varietal note of grape varieties.
Le Gewurztraminer Grand Cru Kaefferkopf est un vin complexe, qui enveloppe le palais pour atteindre un équilibre remarquable entre onctuosité, minéralité et finesse. It has a silky finish and beautiful acidity bestowing it with good persistence. It’s a wine which can be appreciated young but when kept for a few years it will fully express its true character.
Le jeune Riesling Kaefferkopf présente quant à lui un nez discret et de fins arômes de fleurs blanches. It’s a wine to be appreciated when young but if aged for a couple of years it will fully express its character. After a couple of years it develops all the distinct tastes characteristic of great wine-producing terroirs.
Le Pinot Gris Kaefferkopf développe au nez des notes de fruits à chair blanche, des arômes de marmelade et de pâte de fruits. On the palate it blends smoothness and freshness. The production of this cru is confidential.
Regardless the varietals or blending proportions undertaken by the wine-makers, the Kaefferkopf Grand Cru expresses its personality: wines develop a very expressive, distinguished fragrance and a balanced mouth with an elegant finish.
This multi-faceted terroir of Kaefferkopf provides tasters with rich and nuanced interpretations.
Single-varietal or blended Grand Cru wines often have a concentrated body, with both a sharp acidity and generous structure. The set fruity and succulent nature offers a delicately honey-like and delicious sensation.
Riesling has exuberance and evolves towards fresh citrus fruit notes.
Gewurztraminer is one of the masters of this Grand Cru. It develops a spicy, steady expression, evoking coriander and cloves. Blending these varieties unfolds the aromatic power of Gewurztraminer to the citrus fruit freshness of Riesling, offering structured wines associating tautness and tenderness.
Best Sommelier of France, 2012 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (in the Sommelier category), 2015