Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2018 Zind Humbrecht

Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2018 Zind Humbrecht image

Such a luscious attractive example of Pinot Gris from Alsace in eastern France - made by one of the top domaines in the region, Zind Humbrecht.

Olivier Zind Humbrecht MW (the first Frenchman to pass the Master of Wine) is such a talented viticulturist and winemaker.  The grapes for this Pinot Gris are grown on chalky soils of the domaine's 5.5 hectare Clos Windsbuhl, a south/southeast facing vineyard site in Hunawihr - where Zind Humbrecht are the sole owners.

Taste: Honeysuckle and musky perfumes on the nose, citric fruits, slightly off-dry, lovely finesse and complexity with that charactieristic smokiness on the finish from the terroir.  2018 was a warm vintage, so expect moderate acidity and a rich ripe lush fruit style.

Grape: Pinot Gris

Region: Alsace, France

Alcohol: 13%

Stockist: £20 The Wine Society