Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc. (Edelzwicker: “Noble Blend”) Delightful. Dan wants to fill his pool with it and swim in it all summer. Fermented dry and has mouth-watering acidity. Orchard blossoms, candied citrus, wildflowers, lemon/lime. Put it on ice on a sunny, warm day and watch it disappear.
Dirler-Cade: Great Alsace producer farms biodynamically and ferments in large neutral barrels.
Edelzwicker is an Alsatian wine term taken from the German words edel (noble) and zwicker (blend). The term dates back to 1644, when the so-called noble varieties in Alsace were differentiated from those judged to be of lesser quality. Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Muscat fell into the noble category, while Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Chasselas and Auxerrois were relegated.
Edelzwicker wines were made from only the noble varieties (with the more generic Zwicker being used to denote less-prestigious blends) until 1970, when the term "Edelzwicker" was deregulated; it is now used more out of nostalgia than a legislative requirement.