PINOT GRIS Vendanges Tardives

2017

Appelation Alsace Contrôlée

24,00TTC

75cl

DESCRIPTION :

Sweet white wine with a golden yellow colour and complex aromas of honey, dried fruits and quince. This is an exceptional wine in terms of quality and maturity. On the palate, it is balanced and full-bodied with hints of candied fruits. A great “vin de garde” which has remarkably longevity.

CÉPAGE(S) UTILISÉ(S) : PINOT GRIS

ALCOOL : 13 %

MÉTHODES DE VINIFICATION ET D'ÉLEVAGE :

Traditional vinification and cultivation method. The grapes are harvested manually at the end of October, under state control. The grapes are then matured in order to get a very high level of sugar concentration (above 270g of sugar/litre) which gives the potential to reach an alcoholic level of 16°. The grapes are then progressively pressed in a pneumatic press in order to extract the juice and aromas.

The naturally present yeast on the grapes will start the alcoholic fermentation process that will change the grape juice into wine. Temperature controls are conducted throughout the fermentation process in order to guarantee persistence and balance. Two to three months after the fermentation process, the wine is racked in order to start maturing. Before bottling, each vat is filtered in order to guarantee the organic stability and conservation of the wine.

The wine is kept in cellars for two years during which it undergoes multiple tests and blind tastings. If it meets the quality and standards expected, it will earn the right to be labelled as “Vendanges Tardives” (Late Harvest).

TEMPS DE GARDE : 10 years.
CONSEILS GASTRONOMIQUES :

Our Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives can be served as a high-class aperitif. It goes well with foie gras and can also be served with strong cheeses and desserts (apple pie, shortcakes, mousse…).