What does Alsace pinot gris taste like?

What does Alsace pinot gris taste like?

Alsace Pinot Gris wines must be made with 100% Pinot Gris grapes and they taste very complex. You’ll discover spice notes of cinnamon, honey, clove, meyer lemon and ginger paired with a looooong tingly aftertaste.

Is Alsace pinot gris sweet?

Fresh, concentrated and dry “In the past, Grand Cru Alsace Pinot Gris was usually made in an off-dry or sweet style, but today, it is possible to make it in a dry style,” says Samuel Tottoli, winemaker at Domaine Martin Schaetzel by Kirrenbourg in Kientzheim.

What is Pinot Gris in France?

Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are in fact the exact same grape variety. It is a white grape, with a greyish/brownish pink skin (hence the name gris, or gray, in French). The grape originated in France (it’s from the Burgundian Pinot family), and is known as Pinot Gris in France, where it is most cultivated in Alsace.

Is Pinot Gris a still wine?

What type of wine is Pinot Gris? Pinot Gris is an aromatic white wine with a medium body and juicy, stone fruit flavours. Pinot Gris can range from light and zesty to rich and spicy, and is a lovely crowd pleaser at any BBQ or dinner party.

What food goes with Alsace wine?

Food Pairing Tip: The lean and refreshing Rieslings of Alsace are the perfect pairing with charcuterie made with smoked salty ham and smoked rich tasting sausages, spiced foods with mild curry, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, star of anise, cumin, or turmeric, picnic fare, shellfish and egg dishes.

Which is better Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc?

The key difference between Sauv Blanc and Grigio is the aromatics. Sauvignon Blanc is more aromatic (jumps out of the glass into your nose) than Pinot Grigio. Grigio is distinct in being quite neutral. Pinot Grigio is not as widely planted as Sauvignon Blanc.

What’s the difference between Pinot Gris and pinot blanc?

Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris are white wine grape related to of the Pinot Noir. When ripe, Pinot Blanc (Blanc means whiteshows a yellowish-green skin while Pinot Gris shows a grayish blue or brownish pink skin.

Should Pinot Gris be refrigerated?

Chilling Your Pinot Grigio As with most whites, pinot grigio is best enjoyed chilled. So just how chilled? Lighter styles of white wines are better at slightly cooler temperatures than full-bodied whites. Pinot grigio, being a light white, is best between 45-49°F (7-9°C).

What does Alsace Riesling taste like?

Seldom oaked, Alsatian Riesling are typically dry and crisp, with racy acidity and compelling aromas of pears, apples, lemons, flowers and spice.

What does Alsace wine taste like?

Alsacian wine is all about aromas. Floral and peachy smells fly out of the glass and many of the wines are unctuous enough to pair nicely with savory fowl, like roast quail. Alsace wines give the tingle of brilliant acidity but also offer a rich texture from moderate alcohol (some wines are 14 – 15% ABV).

What food is Alsace known for?

Traditional dishes include baeckeoffe, flammekueche, choucroute, cordon bleu, Vol-au-vent, spaetzle, fleischnacka and bretzel. The region’s version of coq au vin is coq au Riesling. Southern Alsace, also called the Sundgau, is characterized by carpe frite (that also exists in Yiddish tradition).