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Kientzler Cremant d’Alsace NV

$39.95

Kientzler Cremant d’Alsace NV

Made from 100% Auxerrois in the traditional method with low dosage of just 5 g/L. This is made from the ‘coeur de presse’ (heart of the press juice which has the purest expression of fruit). This release is based on the 2020 vintage and has been aged on lees for 19 months; disgorged in October 2022. Dry and vinous on the palate and fresh and lively, a perfect aperitif style.

The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than 5 generations in Ribeauvillé and the surrounding area. As early as 1866, Dominique Alphonse Kientzler had inherited vines from his father and grandfather and in 1895 was involved in the creation of France’s first winemaking cooperative in Ribeauvillé, in addition to running the local grocery shop. His son Alphonse carried on the grocery business while also tending to the vines; he eventually became the Mayor of Ribeauvillé either side of World War II.

It was Alphonse’s son François though, who was the first to fully concentrate on wine production, taking himself off to Switzerland to study viticulture. By the 1970s, he was joined by his son André in the wine business and the pair undertook a massive replanting program to replace much of the old Chasselas with the noble Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer varieties.

Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14ha of vines in Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Hunawihr and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg and Kirchberg. And in turn André handed over the reins to his sons in 2009; Thierry looks after the winemaking and Eric the commercial side of the business.

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Kientzler Cremant d’Alsace NV

Made from 100% Auxerrois in the traditional method with low dosage of just 5 g/L. This is made from the ‘coeur de presse’ (heart of the press juice which has the purest expression of fruit). This release is based on the 2020 vintage and has been aged on lees for 19 months; disgorged in October 2022. Dry and vinous on the palate and fresh and lively, a perfect aperitif style.

The Kientzler family has been growing vines for more than 5 generations in Ribeauvillé and the surrounding area. As early as 1866, Dominique Alphonse Kientzler had inherited vines from his father and grandfather and in 1895 was involved in the creation of France’s first winemaking cooperative in Ribeauvillé, in addition to running the local grocery shop. His son Alphonse carried on the grocery business while also tending to the vines; he eventually became the Mayor of Ribeauvillé either side of World War II.

It was Alphonse’s son François though, who was the first to fully concentrate on wine production, taking himself off to Switzerland to study viticulture. By the 1970s, he was joined by his son André in the wine business and the pair undertook a massive replanting program to replace much of the old Chasselas with the noble Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer varieties.

Today, the Kientzlers farm almost 14ha of vines in Ribeauvillé, Bergheim, Hunawihr and Riquewihr, including significant parcels in the Grand Crus of Geisberg, Osterberg and Kirchberg. And in turn André handed over the reins to his sons in 2009; Thierry looks after the winemaking and Eric the commercial side of the business.

 

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Brands

Kientzler

Country

Alsace

Price

$20 – $50

Varietal

Auxerois

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