Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
Growing Region: Dambach-la-Ville, Alsace, France
Owner / Winemaker: Claude Gisselbrecht

This Alsatian Pinot Gris is an entirely different expression to those of Italy, New Zealand or other 'new world' wine styles. Crafted from this most versatile grape varietal, which has captured so much attention in recent years. While some can hint at the delights available from Alsace, the traditional home of Pinot Gris. It is producers like Willy Gisselbrecht who know how to express the complexity and astounding richness that this varietal can achieve.

 

Claude and his family have been respected winegrowers since the 17th century, though it was from 1936 with Willy Gisselbrecht that the winery began to gain its reputation as a quality winemaker. They own 17ha of vines in the best soils of Dambach-la-Ville and the surrounding villages - and their wines have seduced wine enthusiasts the world over.
Throughout the year their vineyards are meticulously maintained and cultivated during their long, mild growing season, culminating in the ultimate satisfaction of balanced fruit at harvest time. All of their fruit is harvest by hand, ensuring the highest quality through careful bunch and even berry selection and also careful handling back to the winery - which is only a short distance from each of the vineyard sites.
Philippe Gisselbrecht is the head family viticulturist - his focus is on preserving the fruits typicity, to retain the natural bright flavours and subtle aromas of Pinot Gris. It is the families’ years of experience which are the key to their quality wines, creating unique, fragrant and well balanced elegant wines.
As you pour this wine, you will have a pale golden straw colour shining in your glass. On the nose this 2013 Pinot Gris has lifted Nashi pear, sweet apples and a subtle citrus note, complimented by a hint of fresh spice in the background. On the full palate this wine is well balanced with a good structure, showcasing all of those ripe pear characters; lifted fragrance and subtle hints of ginger spice. This Pinot Gris is also nicely supported by natural bright acidity, giving the wine a clean refreshing finish. Chill and serve at 8-10°C.

An iconic Alsatian Pinot Gris.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this season; and will age nicely for another 3-4 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine pairing with seasoned shellfish, Asian seafood cuisine, light white meat salads and a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, enjoy.