|Grape Varieties||100% Pinot Gris|
|ABV (Alcohol By Volume)||13%|
Harvested exclusively by hand from clay and limestone vineyards in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr with a high percentage of estate grapes. The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled barrels or vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.
This wine has a youthful, alert and intense colour with hints of pistachio green and a straw-yellow sheen, when rolled in the glass the legs are attractive and even. Its nicely aromatic nose is soft, tender and well-rounded whilst being open and expressive, and filled with freshness and vigour. Its sound, clear and pure aroma gives off hints of yellow peach, golden apple, Mirabelle with a delicate hint of liquorice, fresh butter, almond and acacia honey. On the palate it has a soft and silky caress, with a fruity balance and elegant long-lasting aromas leaving behind a wonderful sense of refreshment.
It has a perfect character for gastronomic meals with sea or river fish in sauces; fresh-water shrimp; lobster or spicy sauces, lamb curries, red mullet in curcuma, monkfish in saffron, and is also an ideal accompaniment for poultry, pheasant and other white meats. Veal chops with wild mushrooms, game-bird terrine or duck foie gras. Also perfect with certain mild cheeses such as Bleu de Bresse, Fourme d’Ambert, Livarot or Pont-l’évêque.