Pinot Gris Les Princes Abbés 2004

Technical information

  • Alcohol : 13,40°
  • Acidity (sulphuric acid): 3,85grs/l
  • Residual Sugar : 14,7grs/l

Technical sheet elaborated by Mr Pascal LEONETTI
"Best Sommelier of France 2006"
"Best Young Sommelier of France 2003"

History: 

Originally called Tokay d'Alsace, then Tokay Pinot Gris, this grape variety is not related in any way to the Hungarian Tokaji which comes from the Furmint grape variety. It is actually a Burgundian pinot which has been found in Alsace since the 17th century. The name Pinot Gris is generally used from 2007.

Location: 

Mainly produced in the SCHIMBERG plot, which lies in the valley of Guebwiller, on volcanic subsoil, our Pinot Gris faces due south.

Wine-Making: 

Hand-picked. Slowly pressed pneumatically. Static settling of the must. Temperature controlled fermentation from 1 to 4 months. Raised on fine lees for about 8 months.

Tasting: 

The robe is a buttercup yellow with clear reflections. The disk is bright and limpid. The wine has a youthful quality.
The nose is pleasant, flattering, expressive and displays candied flavours, fruity dominant, quince, cooked apple, slightly smoky.
Aeration enhances the whole and reveals a delicate hop hint. The wine is distinguished, varietals typified and offers a beautiful impression of maturity of the grapes.
The onset in the mouth is ample, tender and full-bodied and evolves on a sharp medium, slightly airy that smoky, empyreumatic. A hint of bitterness is perceived.
The finish has a beautiful length and a delicate vivacity. The structure is ample and tasty without losing its freshness.

Gastronomy: 
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