In a nutshell: Rich and concentrated, a classic Alsation Riesling.
The lowdown: Cave de Turckheim is known for its dependable quality and value and the Reserve Riesling is a perfect example of their craft. Made from 30 year old vines this has gentle aromas of lime followed by a characteristic florality The taste is quite full, fruity and long with a good crisp finish.
When to drink: Great with spicy asian dishes or even a richly flavoured risotto.
Widely regarded as one of the best co-operatives in the world, Cave de Turckheim is situated to the north west of Colmar in Alsace.
Michel Lihrmann has been the senior winemaker for over 25 years and his style of dryer wines has been a huge hit, expressing the wonderful breadth of the Alsatian terroir and grape varieties while pushing pure fruit flavours to the fore. The winery is modern and produces up to 10 million bottles per year across an extensive range, from the excellent value Cave Tradition range up to individual Grand Cru varietals as well as Crémants d'Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert and organic wines.