|Grape Varieties||Pinot Gris|
There is a certain bright sparkling youth in its pale green colour that brings to mind fir tree leaf buds in springtime. Tight, smooth and sophisticated legs. The nose is agreeably aromatic, harmoniously filled with ripe fruit such as apple, pear, apricot, brioche, vanilla, pistachio charmingly laid over a generous harmony that is not too heavy with a full and delicately perfumed finish.
Harvested exclusively by hand from clay and limestone vineyards in a dozen of the most favoured localities in and around Riquewihr with a high percentage of estate grapes.
The grapes are taken in small tubs to the presses, which are filled by gravity, without any pumping or other mechanical intervention. After pressing, the must is decanted for a few hours, then fermented in temperature-controlled vats (at 18 to 24°C). The wine is racked just once, before natural clarification during the course of the winter. The following spring, the wine is lightly filtered just before bottling, and the bottles are then aged in our cellars until released for sale. The whole production of this wine is closed with DIAM the cork without the risk of cork taint.