94 points Falstaff
"Fine bouquet of Williams pear, fresh yeast rolls, white flowers and nuances of roasted almonds. Juicy, slightly salty palate with firm acidity and balanced mousseux. Uncommonly long finish that ends with finesse with light citrus notes. Very elegant. Wonderful meal companion."
92 points James Suckling
"Dried citrus, apple pie and peach pit. Medium-to full-bodied and nicely dry, this is a reserved and edgy Crémant d’Alsace."
Vinous Reverie Notes
In 1871, Jean Dirler settled in the tiny village of Bergholtz and founded Vins Dirler. Bergholtz and its 1,000 inhabitants are tucked up in the lower hills of the Vosge Mountains, 25 km. south of the city of Colmar in the Upper Rhine department of southern Alsace. Today, the Domaine is run by Jean Dirler, who represents the 5th generation, with his wife Ludivine. The family began the conversion to biodynamic viticulture in 1998. Jean and his father began by converting 6 hectares of the lower slopes of vineyards and continued in 1999 with converting the remaining 3 ha. of the steepest and narrowest trellises that require the use of horse and plow even today. Close to half of the Dirler-Cadé vineyards (42%) are in the Grands Crus of Saering, Spiegel, Kessler and Kitterlé. In addition, the Domaine also has plantings in the 5 lieux-dits known as Belzbrunnen, Schwarzberg, Bux, Schimberg and Bollenberg.