Eye: gold yellow
Nose: charming and complex nose of dried white fruits, nuts, smokiness, very expressive!
Mouth: generous and medium bodied, it has a great mouth filling texture, very pleasant, fruity forward with a very enjoyable finish thanks to its balanced acidity.
Food pairing: The Pinot Gris is a very versatile wine which you can enjoy all along a menu. You can have it as an aperitif or with a buffet, pair it with some hot starters based on “foie gras”, sweet and sour dishes, Thaï food, with some game food cooked with vegetables/mushrooms, roasted meats, mild hard cheeses and desserts.
Origin: Various hill-sides around the little village of Bergheim with a predominance of heavy soils compound by clay and limestone.
There is no doubt that this 2018 vintage will go down in history, both in terms of the unusual climatic conditions that marked the year, as well as the progress and quality of the harvest.
Throughout the year, the weather conditions were dreadful! During the first 7 months, Alsace recorded the equivalent of one full year of rainfall, allowing the soils to replenish their water reserves. Despite this, the growth cycle has been done perfectly. While budburst was later than in previous years, flowering was very fast and very early (late May), underlining the earliest maturity of the vintage.
The conditions of the harvest were absolutely exceptional, with perfect quality and quantity. The first results in the cellar are very promising: very satisfactory balances despite lower acidity than in the average year, very aromatic and fruity wines, with beautiful dry extracts.