About This Wine
The must starts fermenting of its own accord thanks to the natural yeast present in the juice, and the fermentation generally lasts from four to 10 weeks. It is carried out in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats, in order to maximise the expression of this variety's aromas. The wine is delightful to look at, with a pale golden yellow hue. Beautifully limpid. Luminous flashes, a twinkling, of pale straw gold. A gentle nose, giving off a subtle aromatic mix of fruit flesh (peaches, nectarines) and cereal grain. The attack is both delicate and concise, conferring liveliness. Has tiny beads of gas, which vanish when confronted with this nicely fleshed-out and sappy body of wine. Exquisite feel, reminiscent of angora wool, with the flavours developing into a smooth balsamic style. A most pleasant wine to quench thirst and provoke meditation.
|Brand||Paul Blanck et Fils|
Alsace is a unique wine region in North Eastern France, bordering Germany and having also been under German control for much of its existence. Due to this influence, unlike other French regions, wines from Alsace are mostly single varietal bottlings and are also labelled with the variety. They also are legally required to use a tall slimmer bottle called flûtes d'Alsace, that is also commonly seen with German wines.
Almost all the wine produced in the region is white (90%) except for Pinot Noir which is used mainly for sparkling wine. Alsace is most known for its Riesling, which is dry, fresh and floral in its youth but develops complex mineral and flint character with age. Following behind is Gewurztraminer with signature spice and beautiful lychee aromatics. The smell of this wine is intoxicating, it is used to make dry but also late harvest dessert wines. Pinot Gris is also a prized variety of the region with its combination of crisp acidity and savory spice as well as ripe stone fruit flavours.
In Autumn humidity builds up to facilitate the development of “noble rot” to produce late-picked sweet wines. In Alsace there are two classifications for late harvest wines: Vendange Tardive (VT) and Sélection de Grains Nobles (SGN). VT for regular late harvest wines and SGN meaning grapes affected by noble rot.
Other varieties grown here include Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Auxerrois, Chasselas and Sylvaner.