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2017 Schoffit Alsace Pinot Gris Tradition

2017 Schoffit Alsace Pinot Gris Tradition

91 Points John Caro
2017 Schoffit Alsace Pinot Gris Tradition
91 Points John Caro

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Alsace is the home of Pinot Gris and this rich, weighty style shows why. Our own import, Schoffit's Gris is close to dry but packed with flavour: not only citrus, peach and pear but also floral and subtle earthy-mineral flavours, adding interest with food. All the richness and some of the sweetness of a NZ Gris, just more texture, harmony and subtle power. One to try for Europhiles or Kiwis wanting something more food-friendly or, just...more.

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 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

92/100 Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)

"Smoke, flint, pear peel and earth on the nose promise an intriguing wine. The palate keeps step with rich, almost honeyed pear fruit on the off-dry palate. A creamy freshness counters this, as does the concentrated body. This wine is earthy and smoky from start to finish."

90/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2016 vintage)

"Luminous greenish-yellow with golden highlights. Citrus fruits, spices and white flowers are complicated by tropical fruit nuances. Juicy and ripe but very dry-tasting (the 11 g/l r.s. buffered by 4.7 g/L total acidity), with riper pineapple and banana flavors nicely juxtaposed with cooler powdered rock elements. Finishes broad but slightly phenolic and almost tart. Made with a higher-quality biotype of Pinot Gris, characterized by small grapes, that grows in the area around Colmar."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Alsace

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with INDIAN CUISINE
with SEAFOOD

Taste

3

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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