Maison Albert KLEE

Maison Albert KLEE

Alsace
KLEE: [terroir]+[enjoyment], the best formula to discover the wines of Alsace!

What differentiates the Vignobles Albert Klee:

A small family vineyard of 5 hectares located in Katzenthal, 5km from Colmar, the vineyard is made up of slopes and a rich variety of terroirs: granite, sandstone, clay-limestone and limestone marl, suited to growing each of the Alsace grape varieties.

Albert Klée, Jean-François' father, modelled these terroirs and has learnt how to understand them all his life, in order to obtain the perfect combination of variety and root stock with the terroir of each plot. Work that today his son continues.

The vine growing is based on sustainable viticulture: reduced inputs (almost no fertiliser, when used it is always organic, minimum phytosanitary protection, rather preventative actions are preferred — stripping, low yield, etc.).

Vinification is carried out by plot, thanks to a specially designed winery, in small volumes, to preserve the personality of each terroir in our vintages.





INDEPENDENT WINE-MAKERS, Odile, Albert and their son Jean-François, work both in the vineyard and the winery and sell the fruit of their production directly to wine lovers and faithful customers.



Profile

Jean-François Klee, former technical director of Châteaux Léoville Las Cases (Saint Julien), Potensac (Médoc) and Nénin (Pomerol), left Bordeaux in 2012 to pursue a project with his family.

With a training in agricultural engineering and wine-making from Agro Montpellier, he is passionate about growing vines and making wine. This comes through in the precision of the style of each of his wines. The final objective, always kept in mind, is the production of a gastronomic, balanced wine to accompany food.

He is the last representative in a long line of wine-makers, who have presided over Katzenthal since 1624 and he is perfecting the expertise developed by his parents, who worked to make the estate prosper over the last 40 years.



History: A Centuries-Old Heritage

Around 1624, Urbain Klee came to Katzenthal and established his vineyard.

Since this time, the vineyard prospered and was passed down from generation to generation.

4 centuries later, the Katzenthal vineyard acquired its reputation, with the creation of the AOC Alsace and the demarcation on their land of 2 Grand Cru terroirs: Wineck Schlossberg and Kaefferkopf.



Vines and Wine: Meticulous Work for an Exceptional Result



The greatest attention is given to the vineyard.

The vines are cared for and maintained at low vigour and controlled yield.

The number of bunches on the stock is adapted according to the wine-growing potential of the area, which is determined by experience and observation.

The vines' state of health is checked in order to harvest healthy, ripe grapes. Any vine disease must be fought, while also respecting the environment. For many years, Vignoble Albert Klee has made huge efforts to use sustainable and integrated vine growing methods.

The qualitative potential of each variety is optimised by the choice of soil and leaf care, right up to the decisive choice of the date for harvest.



Beyond these technical considerations, an understanding of the terroir and of its behaviour according to meteorological conditions is the key to enhancing the value of the terroir.



Respect for the Environment



To be precise, Vignoble Albert Klee is committed to sustainable and integrated vine growing methods.

What does this mean?

Reducing the dosages of phytosanitary products used

Reducing the number of treatments

Ensuring the future by following certain rules that allow the appearance of resistance by vine pests (mushrooms) to be avoided

Banning the use of all chemical weed-killers, replacing it with mechanical weed removal (working the soil)

Using products that pose no risk to the health of the user or the consumer

Guaranteeing practices that ensure that the land can be worked and used by the coming generations.

Our wines

Tasting: The nose opens with aromas of yellow fruit, which complements the typical character of toasted bread that is so pleasant in this variety. On the palate the wine is very pleasant, easy to drink. The supple attack is followed by a full and well-balanced palate. A wine of pleasure for everyday drinking. And what about storage? Wine ideally to be...

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2017 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace

Alsace

9,00 €

Tasting : On the nose, fresh lemony aromas of Riesling set the tone. A pure Riesling. On the palate the wine is fresh, dry and lively. It allows aromas of citrus, lime and mirabelle to come through, with wonderful length. A great wine to accompany a meal, ideal with seafood, cooked and marinated fish, sushi, cooked in a short broth, grilled or smoked....

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2017 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace Riesling

Alsace

9,90 €

Tasting : nose dominated by exotic notes and aromas of white flowers. The palate is rather full, with a richness that makes it very pleasant for a Muscat. The Muscat aromas are nicely expressed on the palate, giving this wine a really gourmet side. Particularly recommended as an aperitif, it will go well with goat's cheeses, asparagus, smoked and...

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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace Muscat

Alsace

10,10 €

Tasting : On the nose, fresh lemony aromas of Riesling set the tone. A pure Riesling. On the palate the wine is fresh, dry and lively. It allows aromas of citrus, lime and mirabelle to come through, with wonderful length. A great wine to accompany a meal, ideal with seafood, cooked and marinated fish, sushi, cooked in a short broth, grilled or smoked....

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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace Riesling

Alsace

10,10 €

Cazindale is a blended wine, unlike the standard Alsace wine where "1 grape = 1 wine". Its originality will delight you. With a blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer grape varieties, it is well balanced, and a very aromatic, fruity wine with a touch of spice (wild strawberries, honey, greengages, ripe melon, rose, white peaches, pepper).In the...

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2017 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace

Alsace

10,40 €

Tasting : The very pale golden colour reveals a fine column of bubbles, testimony of ageing on lees for a minimum of 18 months.( The nose is fresh and elegant with a subtle floral touch. In the mouth the wine is dry, with a generous note on the palate. All of the finesse of Pinot Blanc and the body of Pinot Auxerrois are optimised using the Traditional...

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Blending - 75 cl

AOC Crémant d'Alsace

Alsace

11,20 €

This wine tops off our research with style and elegance. Made from 100% Chardonnay, cultivated in a granitic terroir, K À Part is a fresh wine with floral and delicate vanilla aromas, thanks it ageing in oak and acacia barrels. On the palate, its fresh and delicate balance makes it a perfect gastonomic wine, served with fish, poultry and cheese.

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Non vintage - 75 cl

Vin de France

Alsace

11,40 €

Tasting : Well-defined nose, a witness to the concentration of the vintage. Notes of yellow fruit, over-ripening and honey. A Full and rich attack, a rich, charming and well-balanced palate. Wonderful length. Wine best served chilled (10°), as an aperitif and/or as an accompaniment to any meal : Foie gras, terrine, gourmet salad, can be followed by...

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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace

Alsace

13,00 €

Tasting : Aged half in barrels and half in stainless steel vats, to preserve the fruit. Pretty ruby red colour. Fruity aromatic caharacter (red fruit, cherry, blackcurrant), with slight smoky notes. The palate testifies to the richness of this vintage, whereby the yield of Pinot Noir has been notoriously low. Well structured, the mid-palate is full and...

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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace Pinot Noir

Alsace

13,00 €

Tasting : A classic nose for this terroir. Aromas of citron and fresh citrus, rounded off with mineral notes.(The attack is direct, followed by a full palate with a beautiful structure). A complex wine and, at the same time, a fresh and gastronomic wine. Great aromatic persistence on the palate. An aperitif wine and to accompany a meal, perfect with...

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2015 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace grand cru

Alsace

15,30 €

Tasting : A classic nose for this terroir. Aromas of citron and fresh citrus, rounded off with mineral notes.(The attack is direct, followed by a full palate with a beautiful structure). A complex wine and, at the same time, a fresh and gastronomic wine. Great aromatic persistence on the palate. An aperitif wine and to accompany a meal, perfect with...

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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace grand cru

Alsace

15,30 €

The variety has the most complex aromatic palette of all of the wines of Alsace. The nose is intense, with an explosion of exotic fruit (lychee, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, notes of pink grapefruit and bergamot), flowers (in particular rose), citrus (orange peel) and spices (ginger bread, peppermint, clove, pepper). The palate is full and rich, with...

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2015 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace grand cru

Alsace

16,30 €

The variety has the most complex aromatic palette of all of the wines of Alsace. The nose is intense, with an explosion of exotic fruit (lychee, passion fruit, pineapple, mango, notes of pink grapefruit and bergamot), flowers (in particular rose), citrus (orange peel) and spices (ginger bread, peppermint, clove, pepper). The palate is full and rich, with...

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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace grand cru

Alsace

16,30 €

A very concentrated wine. Its sweet character does not exclude great freshness. The bouquet is marked by jammy aromas with candied and dried fruits. With the Gewurztraminer variety, the typical aromas of the Vendage Tardive (Late harvest) are rounded off by the variety's entire aromatic palette. And what about storage? A wine for laying down that is best...

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2015 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace Vendanges Tardives

Alsace

26,00 €

The distillation of eau de vie in Alsace is an ancient tradition. Made from fruits (damsons, pears, serviceberries, sloes...)by distillers but also from grapes by vigneron - distillers.On the property, the Gewürztraminer and Muscat grapes are carefully sorted and sieved to remove any plant debris. Then the grapes are put into vats for fermentation and...

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Non vintage - 70 cl

Eau de vie

Alsace

27,50 €

The distillation of eau de vie in Alsace is an ancient tradition. Made from fruits (damsons, pears, serviceberries, sloes...)by distillers but also from grapes by vigneron - distillers.On the property, the Gewürztraminer and Muscat grapes are carefully sorted and sieved to remove any plant debris. Then the grapes are put into vats for fermentation and...

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Non vintage - 70 cl

Eau de vie

Alsace

27,50 €

Great complexity to the nose. With the classic aromas of candied fruits of vintages derived from a botrytised harvest, complemented by two new ranges : dried fruits : hazelnut, almond empyreumatic : cocoa beans, roasting, toasted, sweet caramel It is a great sweet wine on the palate, soft, with exceptional length of more than 15 caudalies. It also retains...

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2015 - 50 cl

AOC Alsace Grains Nobles

Alsace

32,50 €

Discovering the great dry wines of Alsace.

maison albert klee

Alsace

65,10 €

Here are the great grape varieties that typify the wines of Alsace to be discovered in this box.

maison albert klee

Alsace

69,00 €

A box enabling you to (re)discover the emblematic sweet wines of Alsace!

maison albert klee

Alsace

125,30 €

Contact us

  • Maison Albert KLEE
  • Mr Jean-François KLEE
  • 13 Grand Rue
  • 68230 Katzenthal
  • France

  • Wine growing region
  • Alsace

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