93 points Falstaff
"Medium gold with silvery reflections. Delicate bouquet of sweet woodruff, lemon balm, yellow stone fruit. Clear as a bell, juicy, piquant racy acidity and firm mineral structure. Fine mousse. Juicy aftertaste of fennel seed and mint. Cool, taut and harmonious, tart and persistent. Very elegant."
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.