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Pinot Noir aged in oak casks Maison Albert KLEE

Pinot Noir aged in oak casks

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Maison Albert KLEE
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2016 - 75 cl

AOC Alsace Pinot Noir

Alsace

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 the tannins, well present, are finely scultped, giving the wine a supple and harmonious character. Can be drank right away, but will be even more complex 2 years from now. And what about storage? A wine for laying down, for varying durations depending on the vintage. The high concentration years (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009) will keep for around fifteen years. The other vintages should ideally be consumed within the first ten years.

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A boire à 14-15°, avec un carré d'agneau, une viande rouge ou blanche rôtie au four. Suggestion de dégustation Le Pinot Noir est parfait avec le gibier et la viande rouge, crue en carpaccio ou cuite à l'envie, mais c'est aussi le partenaire indispensable de toute la gastronomie italienne, pâtes, ravioles et autres pizzas.

En dessert, il relève avec élégance une assiette de fruits rouges ou les variations autour du chocolat (gâteau, mousse, etc.)

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Colour

Colour

Red

cultivation

cultivation

Sustainable and integrated

vintage

vintage

2016

degree of alcohol

degree of alcohol

13.00%

Appellation

Appellation

AOC Alsace Pinot Noir

Volume

Volume

75 cl

Grape variety (varieties)

Grape variety (varieties)

  • 100% Pinot noir
tasting

tasting

10-12°

Storage

Storage

Between 3 and 5 years

Maison Albert KLEE

68230 Katzenthal - 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.ProfileJean-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 HeritageAround 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 ResultThe 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 EnvironmentTo be precise, Vignoble Albert Klee is committed to sustainable and integrated vine growing methods.What does this mean?Reducing the dosages of phytosanitary products usedReducing the number of treatmentsEnsuring the future by following certain rules that allow the appearance of resistance by vine pests (mushrooms) to be avoidedBanning 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 consumerGuaranteeing practices that ensure that the land can be worked and used by the coming generations.

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