About This Wine
On the eastern slope of the Vosges mountains, you’ll find the charming village of Ittersviller.
This is the heart of France’s Alsace region, and the home of Domaine Gerard Metz. The grapevines range in age from 10 to 35 years, and the estate embraces organic farming, eschewing the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. To further enhance the quality of the wines, each grape variety is carefully matched to the diverse soils on the property.
All of this attention to detail results in finished wines that are varietally correct, fresh, bright and clean. In fact, that’s a very good way to describe the 2006 Domaine Gerard Metz Pinot Gris. Made entirely from Pinot Gris grapes, the wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the lovely varietal aromas and flavors.
From its initial aromatic impression of white flowers to its mild mineral note in the finish — with peach and melon nuances on the palate — this is an exquisite wine from a truly special estate.
About Pinot Gris
In northeast Italy it makes a light, crisp and neutral wine. In Alsace it can be a delicately perfumed, honey-flavored wine, either dry or sweet, and with more color than most whites.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Gris
- Grape Source:Organic Vineyards in France’s Alsace Region
- Aromas & Flavors:White Flowers, Peach, Melon and Minerals
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks for 6 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2011
- Food Pairing Suggestionfish, poultry, veal or salads.
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