Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2012

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Item Number: 17827
Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2012

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Item Number: 17827
Wine Spectator 92
"This mineral-driven white offers a rich, smoky vein underscoring its juicy palate of dried apricot, passion fruit, beeswax and fleur de sel. Mouthwatering and silky, this ends with a lasting, spiced finish. Drink now through 2024. 600 cases made. –AN"

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

- Empire Wine Staff
4/5 stars
Light gold in color, this wine opens up with sensual aromas of white peach and nectarine. Beautifully rich with a natural sweetness that coats the palate. The acidity is limited yet pleasant. With a nice mineral feel on the finish, your mouth will water after each sip. Goes great with pulled pork and a light salad.

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Information about Paul Blanck 'Patergarten' Pinot Gris 2012

Bottles per case: 12

Type: Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

Winery: Paul Blanck

Region: France >  Alsace

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