Pinot Gris Fruité 2018

Winery Domaine Durrmann

Region Alsace, France

Grapes Pinot Gris 100%
ProfileThis is an off-dry wine with notes of ripe peach, apple pie, and jasmine. Pinot Gris is traditionally made into a slightly sweeter style in Alsace, so this is not similar to the same grape produced in Italy or the New World. Not too sweet, but definitely enough sugar to add both weight and deliciousness. We challenge you NOT to like this wine, it's a pretty tough order.
Grape GrowingThe Durrmann estate farm has been certified organic since 1998. The best description of their philosophy is “agro-ecology.” The vineyards are settled on steep and rocky hills, so their soils are left covered in grass to prevent erosion and to help maintain their natural fertility. André has also planted trees in and around the vineyards to act as a natural umbrella to shade the vines and Yann introduced sheep into the vineyards in 2004. Yann cultivates his vines without cutting branches during the summer because it hurts the plant and goes again the natural character of the vine. He rolls up the branches to have an expanded surface area to receive sunshine. This vitality allows them to harvest fully ripened grapes and have a natural ripe fruit character in the wines.
WinemakingThe grapes are crushed, and fermentation takes place in stainless steel. Sulphur is added during the process to stop fermentation and leave residual sugar in the wine. The wine is also sterile-filtered using bentonite.
More About the WineThis is a classic style of Pinot Gris for Alsace. While some producers make dry styles, those are more atypical and usually reserved for Grand Cru wines.

Wine Data

Alc12.5

RS20 g/L

Sulfur110ppm

SoilSandstone and Schist

Altitude260m (853ft)

Vineyard Age20-40 years

Production Size3300 bottles

PairingChoucroute, Boiled or roasted potatoes, Sausage, Sauerkraut, Soft pungent cheeses, Yellow curry, Pad Thai, Marcona almonds, Schnitzel Cuisines: Alsatian, German, French, Indian, Thai

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