Pinot Gris Grand Cru Spiegel 2011

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Spiegel has been well known for over 50 years, a time during which the owners of this plot have done their utmost to preserve its originality.


Spiegel lies on sandy-clay and faces east. It stretches out halfway up the slope between Guebwiller and Bergholtz at an altitude of 260 to 315 meters.


The grapes are hand-picked and whole bunches are pressed. There is static settling of the lees. The wine is fermented in temperature controlled tuns, followed by raising on the less for 8 months.


Do not hesitate to serve it with a butternut and fourme cheese gratin, a scallop gratin with cider and candied apples, a raw and cooked cauliflower mousseline with smoked salmon. Serving temperature 12°C.

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The robe is a golden yellow, with light green reflections, of good intensity. The disk is bright, limpid, and transparent. The wine shows youth.

The nose is frank, pleasant, of good intensity. We can perceive a dominance of sophisticated, fruity scents, yellow fruits, Mirabelle plum, quince, Golden apple, and a slight honey hint. Airing enhances the fruity character and reveals fine pastry hints, orange blossom. The ripeness and health of the grapes provide a superb offactory profile. Very pleasant.

The onset in the mouth is dense, fleshy. It shows a mellow character. The alcohol support is balanced. The wine evolves on a sharp and edgy medium, marked by a sparkling note. The range of aromas reminds that of the nose, yellow fruits, Mirabelle plum, quince, Golden apple, honey, and a slight smoky hint. The finish has a beautiful length, 7-8 caudalies and a persistent vivacity.

The balance of this wine is soft, rich, but it keeps a superb freshness. The terroir expresses itself beautifully and refines the structure.

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