The Pinot Gris Reserve is gold-yellow in color, with a charming and complex nose of dried white fruits and nuts, as well as a smokiness that is haunting. The same expressive characteristics are found in the nose, which is generous and full-bodied. The mouth-filling texture is very pleasant and fruit-forward, with an enjoyable finish, thanks to the wine’s balanced acidity.
The grapes come from various hillside vineyards around the village of Bergheim, with a predominance of heavy clay/limestone soil. They are hand-picked, usually around the beginning of October, with the whole grapes pressed. The pressed juice is separated from the free run juice and undergoes 12 to 24 hours of “debourbage” or settling, to eliminate impurities, which are then filtered out. Fermentation takes place, using a combination of natural and selected yeasts, in stainless steel vats. The wine goes through two rackings, the first to separate the lees from the wine and the second to clarify the wine. It sits in tanks for five months, and has the potential to age for an additional five years.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Residual Sugar: 8.81 g/l