Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2011

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Item Number: 14625
Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2011

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Item Number: 14625
Wine Spectator 92
"Refined and silky, with smoke and mineral notes underscoring the juicy flavors of dried papaya and apricot, anise, beeswax and lemon preserves. The lasting finish echoes a note of zesty ground spice. Drink now through 2023.—A.N."

Wine Information:
Gravel, south-facing.
The juice is extracted with infinite care in our air-bag press. The slow, gentle pressing avoids crushing the stalks and pips.
The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from 4 to 10 weeks. It is carried out in stainless-steel vats equipped with temperature control, a medium which maximises the expression of this variety's aromas.

The wine is matured on its lees in large barrels for 6 to 9 months.
This lees-contact contributes richness to the wine. What is more, the oxygen which passes through the pores of the wood brings about a gentle oxidization of the wine, and the subsequent opening up of its aromas.
The wine is then bottled and matured for 1 or 2 years before being offered for sale. This bottle-ageing also plays a role in the wine's development. Here, the opposite of oxidization happens: reactions in the oxygen-free environment bring about the development of the bouquet, and give it subtler nuances.

only 5 g/ residual sugar and 7.7 g/l total acidity

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
The art of summer grilling often invokes images of Cabernet and Syrah, but with bottles like the Paul Blanck, this need not be the case. With an impressive bouquet of floral and citrus aromas, followed by notes of honeysuckle, fresh pears, and apricots, this wine has the body and character to hold its own with the best of the grilling reds du jour. Pair with a medley of grilled vegetables to make a perfect seasonal appetizer.
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Information about Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2011

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

Winery: Paul Blanck

Region: France >  Alsace

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