Pinot Gris

2024-05-25 Print


Pinot Gris

1 bottle of 0.75 L
A white with lemon rind, peach and apple character. Full-bodied and tangy with a long and flavorful finish. Bright and dry. Drink now. " (26-Sep-2015) James Suckling


Gravel, sand and south-facing clay and limestone land. 


The juice is extracted with infinite care in our air-bag press. The slow, gentle pressing avoids crushing the stalks and pips.
The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from 4 to 10 weeks. It is carried out in stainless-steel vats equipped with temperature control, a medium which maximises the expression of this variety's aromas.


Once the fermentation is finished, the wine has to be matured. This stage is essential, in order to fix its structure and aromas.
As the wine matures, the tiny particules in suspension gradually sink to the bottom of the vat and form a deposit, which contributes richness.

Wine Tasting :

Delightful to look at, a pale golden yellow hue. Beautifully limpid.
Luminous flashes, twinkling, of pale straw gold.
Minute beads of gas.A gentle nose, giving off a subtle aromatic mix of fruit flesh (peaches, nectarines) and cereal grain.
Never too talkative when it's young, Pinot Gris. Attack both delicate and concise, confering liveliness and gaiety.
Has tiny beads of gas, which vanish when confronted with this chubby, thick, nicely fleshed-out and sappy body of wine.Exquisite feel, reminiscent of angora wool, calling to be both fingered and caressed.Pleasant winey flavours, fruity at first then developing into a smooth balsamic style.
A most pleasant wine of thirst and meditation, to tuck into in 3 to 5 years. Serve at 9-10°C.

" A white with lemon rind, peach and apple character. Full-bodied and tangy with a long and flavorful finish. Bright and dry. Drink now. " (26-Sep-2015) James Suckling

When & with what:

Pancakes, steamed dishes, tandoori, also dishes prepared with yoghurt. 9-10°C.
And why not surprise yourself? Temper the ardent youthfulness of this wine with some Carré de l’Est, Feuille de Dreux or medium-matured Brie.

Press :

Yellow pear, Golden Delicious apple and a dollop of honey create a fruitful, inviting and friendly opening, countered by lemony freshness that keeps things on the right side of fruity opulence. Drink this wine while its aromas are at their height.
Note 89 points - WineEnthusiast - 12/31/2015

Pinot Gris - 91 points  $25 
 3,333 cases made

Shows the waxy side of Pinot Gris, with accents of honeycomb, lemon wax, chamomile and almond skin lacing flavors of dried papaya and fruit cake.  Well-balanced, showing plenty of acidity and stony minerality.
Drink now through 2020.-A.N.

Domaine Paul BLANCK et Fils Vignerons d'émotion
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