Domaine Paul Blanck 2016 Pinot Gris, Patergarten, Alsace AOC
Item Number: 13866
Sub Region: Alsace
Appellation/AVA: Alsace AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Patergarten
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Gravel
The Patergarten Vineyard: The gravely Patergarten is located in the valley of Kaysersberg. The vineyard's microclimate enables early ripening of the bunches. The wines reflect the personality of the soil: light and fruit forward.
Winemaking Notes: The juice is extracted with infinite care in the 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. 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 aging 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.
Tasting Notes: The Paul Blanck Patergarten is an off dry wine whose structure combines acidity and mineral components. It’s focused and shows fruits like peaches, papaya and white spices. Wine will partner nicely with poultry, duck, roasts, game and lamb. Also try with spicy Chinese and Thai cuisine.