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Alsace offers charming wines of great quality and unmatched diversity. In the medieval Alsatian villages with their narrow, cobblestone alleys you will meet dedicated producers on terroirs tended by their forefathers since generations.
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The flowering in the spring 2013 was very late, and the harvest will also be late, despite a hot summer. The harvest started in late September and it seems to be a top-notch vintage, in the style of 2008. We can look forward to wines with moderate alcohol content, firm acidity and complex aromas.
2011 Pinot Gris, Kientzler Pinot Gris can be wonderful on the table. With its rich, full-bodied flavor and complex aroma the grape manages to match and balance the most kinds of food. But this requires that the wine has good acidity, moderate sweetness and is not too high in alcohol content. A producer who always manages to create gastronomic Pinot Gris is Kientzler, which houses just outside Ribeauvillé. But on the other hand, Kientzler succeed with just about everything. Always.
2011 Pinot Gris from Kientzler in Ribeauvillé have a pretty pale yellow color. The scent is youthful and fresh with hints of fresh apricots, orange, oregano and a touch of honey. The palate is medium bodied with a bit coarse mouthfeel, high but not aggressive acids and wonderfully ripe fruit that is long in the finish. So good! Price: € 9.
Major updates have been made for the producers Schaetzel, Mader, Rolly-Gassmann and Schoffit, as well as the villages Orschwihr and Riquewihr.