Located in the small village of Bergholtz, Dirler-Cade is run by husband and wife team, Jean and Ludivine, both of whom come from generations of winemakers. Their vineyards are certified biodynamic and even place nesting boxes for chickadees whose feeding habits aid with pest control. The Grand Cru Kessler vineyard, meaning ‘boiler maker,’ is ideally situated in a microclimate that’s ideal for Riesling. Despite its far northern latitude, it enjoys fairly mild weather over very long days during the growing season. Hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts the wine spends 12 months in steel tank before bottling. At 11 years of age, it's in its prime but can easily last another half dozen years! Full of ripe, orchard fruit, honeysuckle, notes of poached pear and white flowers, as well as a touch of salinity and aged Riesling’s telltale whiff of fresh tire rubber (we swear it’s desirable!), it’s perfect to enjoy alongside jambalaya or Chinese eggplant in a spicy garlic sauce.