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Cave de Ribeauvillé, France

Run and owned by growers for over 100 years this co-operative has always been about their land and the quality of fruit that grows on it in the Vosges Mountains.

The alternating razor sharp ridges and plummeting valleys create slopes with fantastic exposure to the sun and great protection from the wind and rain which help maximise the potential of this vertiginous land. This particular range comes from a small selection of organic vineyards, which show poise through fresh, fruit driven clean expressions of the classic Alsatian varieties clearly demonstrating that this venerable co-operative is living very much in the moment.

Viticulture

The Cave de Ribeauvillé covers a single vineyard of 265 hectares with 8 Grands Crus and other quality plots. The total surface area is managed by a quality chart which guarantees strict control of the yields, sustainable growth of the vineyards or even organic farming, and of course……a manual harvest.

Winemaking

This choice for quality allows sorting of the best grapes that are transported in small wagons to the press, without any pumping or additional handling. The juices then simply flow into the vats by gravity. This method, unique in Alsace, enables all of the aromatic virtues of each varietal to be conserved. The wines express all the richness and diversity of the Alsatian soils. They are pure, straight and frank, with nice freshness and aromatic intensity.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • All harvesting by hand, 100% Organic. 100% Biodynamic.
  • Fresh, fruit driven clean expressions of the classic Alsatian varieties.
  • The total surface area is managed by a quality chart which guarantees strict control of the yields and a sustainable growth of the vineyards.
Best Cooperative of the Year Award 2015 awarded by the Revue du Vin de France
Best Cooperative of the Year Award 2015
Wine & Spirits Best Winery of the Year 2014
Wine & Spirits Best Winery of the Year 2014
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