Vins d'Alsace bio à York
"je ne connais pas Clément Klur mais j'aimerai bien le rencontrer", écrit Mike Tipping dans sa sélection de Wines from Alsace D'accord, on vous attend !!
" Firstly, because I've recently tried three of his wines which are reasonably priced and of great quality (all three are available from York-based HC Wines). Secondly, because he makes his wine biodynamically and organically. Having seen these practices first hand in a couple of French vineyards last year, they get my seal of approval. And thirdly, because he obviously has a good sense of humour - he makes a terrific fizz named Crémant de Clément! Klur Crémant d'Alsace Crémant de Clément' is a dry, light fizz, packed with flavour. Made from pinot blanc and auxerrois, a relatively important white variety in Alsace, it has subtle floral aromas, lightly perfumed sherbet flavours and mineral afternotes. Made in the traditional method it is far better bet than many Champagnes at three times the price. Klur makes a decent riesling too, which is to be expected in Alsace. Klur Riesling Cuvée Katz 2004 is dry and crisp with citrus fruit, honey notes and lots of minerality. If you have enough patience to store this away for a few years, your palate will be rewarded. The region also has a reputation for that most recognisable of wines, gewürztraminer, but the lychees and rose petal character of a good gewürz' can be too intense for some. Try Klur Gentil Cuvée Katz 2004 which is a more user-friendly blend of gewürz', pinot blanc and pinot gris. It still has aromas suggestive of a tart's boudoir (that's gewürz' for you) but it has a bitter-sweet edge among its perfumed complexities. It also happens to be a great wine to have with Chinese food.