Pinot Gris Grand Cru Osterberg 2016

A full and generous Pinot Gris!

Story

The vintage
After several low yield harvests, the 2016 production was normal.
Initially, cool, wet temperatures slowed the spring vegetative growth greatly. Fortunately, the weather improved but residual moisture created perfect conditions for mildew. Extra vigilance was demanded to protect the crop. An August heat wave and subsequent warm weeks until harvest created water stress in some fields, but the grapes eventually ripened perfectly.
Harvest began on September 20th and finished 7 weeks later.
In the cellar, a few fermentations finished more quickly than in the past. The wines are well balanced, fresh, and easy to drink.
Location
The Osterberg Grand Cru slopes face East-South East at an altitude of 250m to 350m.
Terroir
This terroir is stony clay, calcareous marl soil which enjoys perfect sun expositions.
Varietals
Pinot gris : 100%
Specifications
Alcohol content: 12 % ABV
AB Agriculture Biologique Certifié par FR-BIO-01 Agriculture France

Advice

Serving
Can be aged 10-15 years. Store on side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
Tasting notes
A slew of caramelized fruits and a hint of toast, making this powerful pinot gris rather appealing. he happy marriage of acidity and tannins at the finish saves it from heaviness. Excellent with foie gras, strong cheese or rich desserts.
Food and wine pairings

Reviews

92/100
"Very ripe pear notes on the nose have the added charm of ripe Mirabelle plums and a tinge of earthiness. Both these themes are reprised on the palate. Pear and Mirabelle fruit are boosted by gentle sweetness, while the earthiness turns into a pleasantly bitter phenolic streak that is a counterpoint to the fruit. The finish is off dry but fresh." [+]
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91/100
"A slew of caramelized fruits and a hint of toast, making this powerful pinot gris rather appealing. But this is quite a big wine. The happy marriage of acidity and tannins at the finish saves it from heaviness. Drink or hold. " [+]
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92/100
"Delicately sweet peach flavor infuses this pinot gris, giving a sense of saturation without excess weight. Rich and delicious, with a salty cut to the finish.... " [+]
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