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Pinot Gris " Réserve"
History of the Alsace Pinot Gris
According to celebrated legend, around 1565, vines were brought from the town of Tokay, Hungary by the Baron Lazare of Schwendi, who served the Austrian house during its conflict against the Turks. A landowner in Bade and Alsace, he ordered that these vines be planted in Kientzheim (where his castle remains today as property of the Brotherhood of Saint Etienne).
Tasting notes of Pinot Gris Reserve Jean Biecher & Fils
Pinot Gris has a lovely yellow-gold or even amber colour.
Nose :Generally less intense, yet with great aromatic complexity, Pinot Gris often develops distinctive smoky notes: aromas of forest floor, burnt vine shoots, mushrooms, moss, dried fruits, apricot, honey, beeswax, and gingerbread. Given its inherent discretion, Pinot Gris benefits from decanting a few moments before being served, in order for its complexity to be fully appreciated.
Mouth :This is a noble wine that offers great substance, an admirable, lively roundness that tends toward a slightly sweet opulence, but always underpinned by delightful freshness. It is the balanced intensity that makes it so attractive
Food and wine :Alsace white wine that most successfully accompanies dishes most often intended for red wines.
Game, veal, pork and poultry, particularly when served with rich sauces, roasts, kidneys, mushrooms, risotto, polenta, etc. make this an ideal autumn pairing wine. In Alsace, it is the perfect match to the regional pork and potato speciality Baeckeoffe.