Grand Cru Wines Pinot Gris Grand Cru Schlossberg

Long-lasting and seductive

75 cl

Pinot Gris Grand Cru Schlossberg

Getting to know the Pinot Gris Grand Cru Schlossberg

2015
Between 8° and 10°C
Pinot gris

Grand Cru Schlossberg was the first lieu-dit to achieve "Grand Cru" status in Alsace. The vines are planted on terraces along the south-facing hillside which runs between Kientzheim and Kaysersberg. Schlossberg owes its character to its unique geological profile, with sandy and silty soils over granite bedrock. This rich array of mineral influences produces wines of superb finesse and aromatic complexity.

Tasting notes

Rich golden robe with excellent legs. The nose opens with smoky notes and a hint of dried apricot, expanding to reveal fresh yellow peach and a delicious touch of caramel. Bold, full-bodied and well-rounded opening on the palate. Structure is provided by the tightly-controlled acidity so typical of Schlossberg, paving the way for a deliciously long finish.

Food-wine pairings

Brings out the best in pan-fried foie gras, and fish or poultry dishes in creamy sauces.

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Pinot Gris Grand Cru Schlossberg Grandeur and elegance

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The terraces of Schlossberg

Grand Cru Schlossberg looks out over the Kaysersberg Valley. The steep gradients of the granite hillsides obliged our ancestors to carve out the terraces which have become an iconic feature of this valley. This was the first Alsatian lieu-dit to achieve "Grand Cru" status in 1975.

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TRY IT WITH a creamy porcini mushroom risotto

Match the smoky, mineral notes of Pinot Gris Grand Cru Schlossberg with the rich earthiness of porcini mushrooms in a creamy risotto! Also a perfect partner for chicken drumsticks roasted with lemon, onion and courgette.

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