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2016 Schoffit Alsace Old Vine Pinot Gris

2016 Schoffit Alsace Old Vine Pinot Gris

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Schoffit Alsace Old Vine Pinot Gris
92 Points Richard Caro

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Seriously intense Pinot Gris from Schoffit’s 50 year old vines. Nearly opulent stone and tropical flavours bring huge weight and complexity, while spice and mineral notes also show through in this wonderfully harmonious, satisfying and complete old vine Pinot Gris. From a master in this textural style, this 'Cuvee Alexandre' label is a step up.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Bernard Schoffit is a brilliant pioneer in Alsace’s greatest Grand Cru, Rangen de Thann. The domaine, started by Bernard’s father Robert at 10 hectares, is situated near Colmar. 25 years ago, Bernard, then still very young, embarked on an ambitious program of buying land in Rangen, around the Clos St. Theobold. Totaling nearly 6.5 hectares, a good part of it had been abandoned because it was too steep to work. Through sheer determination and ambition, he has now reclaimed all 6.5 hectares. From these incredibly steep slopes, with incredibly low yields, he is making simply extraordinary wine from each plot he grows. Bernard’s gift for wine-making is not reserved only for his Rangen wines. In his vineyards near Colmar he practices the same rigorous approach to yields. These yields, very old vines, and Bernard’s guiding hand produce wines that are all marked by the following characteristics: intensity, very pure varietal character, great concentration of fruit and richness on the palate, and perfect acidity to balance and carry this weight into a long and brilliant finish. Organic.

What The Critics Say

Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2012 vintage)

"Bright straw-yellow. Ripe peach and pear on the nose. Bright and juicy in the mouth, offering deep flavors of strawberry and white truffle. Finishes clean and long. A lovely wine, but despite having only 3.5 g/l residual sugar (and 4.5 g/l total acidity), this tastes more off-dry than dry. Still, it offers impressive flavor impact for its moderate 12.6% alcohol."

Stephen Tanzer (2010 vintage)

"Deep gold-tinged straw. Strawberry, guava and apricot aromas are complicated by a cinnamon nuance on the nose. Rich and suave but a trace warm in the mouth, with vibrant red berry and stone fruit flavors carrying through on the long aftertaste. About 30% of the grapes were affected by noble rot."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Alsace

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with POULTRY
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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