Pinot Gris Grand Cru Rosacker 2016

An ultimate Pinot Gris - dry and savory!

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 heatwave 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.
Situation
The Rosacker Grand Cru vineyard slopes face East-South East (260-330m).
Terroir
The terroir is heavy limestone and marl with light layers of sandstone.
Varietals
Pinot gris : 100%
Specifications
Residual Sugar (g/l): 11 g/l
pH: 3.5
Acidity (g/l): 5 g/l
Alcohol content: 13.5% % vol.
Farming Label: AB Agriculture Biologique
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Conserve wine horizontally at an ambient temperature of 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
Ageing potential
10 to 15 years
Tasting notes
Attractive, fresh mango and peach aromas with a smooth and succulent feel to the off-dry palate that is held fresh with a good long drive of bright acidity. This Pinot Gris will marry perfectly with white meats like chicken and veal, firm fish like cod, and well-aged cheeses.
Food pairing

Reviews

92/100
"Attractive, fresh mango and peach aromas with a smooth and succulent feel to the off dry palate that is held fresh with a good long drive of bright acidity. " [+]
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91/100
"This mouthwatering white is lightly fleshy, carrying flavors of kiwifruit, candied pink grapefruit peel, lemon thyme, and smoke on the silky texture. Juicy finish. Drink now through 2026" [+]
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94/100
"Ripe, pristine notes of yellow pear on this wine's nose come with notions of creamy banana and vanilla. The palate carries rich, concentrated fruit, but in a precise fashion that channels the rounded ripeness into smooth generosity. A vein of freshness and a smidge of sweetness gives the fruit staying power and verve. Together they present an off-dry wine with immense potential and elegance" [+]
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