A rich, excellent late harvest 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 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!
Terroir
calcareous clay soil
Harvest start date
Harvested on November 4th, 2016
Varietals
Pinot gris : 100%
Specifications
Residual Sugar (g/l): 94.4 g/l
pH: 3.8
Acidity (g/l): 4.6 g/l
Alcohol content: 12 % % vol.
AB Agriculture Biologique

Advice

Serving
Store on the side between 10-15°C. Ideally served between 8-10°C.
Ageing potential
Over 15 years
Tasting notes
Beautiful pure palate, pleasant texture. Drink on its own for the pleasure, match with foie gras and candied figs and dates, or with a fruit dessert (not chocolate).