This noble grape creates wines that are full enough in body to stand in for red wines, should the occasion so demand.
Not all that intense, generally speaking, but rich in aromatic complexity. Pinot Gris can show typically smoky notes, as well as delicious aromas of dried fruit, apricot, honey, beeswax and gingerbread.
Restrained by nature, Alsace Pinot Gris benefits from aeration in the glass in order to reveal some of its aromatic complexity.
Ample, fleshy wines underpinned by a delightful tension that gives the wine a full-bodied structure. The finish is long and well balanced.
If Pinot Gris makes great wines it is because of its precision, and its luminous acidity that lends balance to its power and weight
AC Alsace: Made mostly from single grape varieties and named after the grape from which they are made, or occasionally made from a well-balanced blend of grape varieties from the region
AC Alsace Grand Cru: Made from grapes grown to particularly strict standards, both in terms of yield and quality, within fifty-one specially designated vineyards
AC Crémant d'Alsace: The sparkling wine of the Alsace region is made mainly from Pinot Blanc, but also from Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay.
Vendanges Tardives/Sélection de Grains Nobles: Late-harvest/botrytised sweet wines, with intense, complex aromas, powerful structure and a long finish