Dopff & Irion Grand Cru Vorbourg Pinot Gris - Wineseeker

Dopff & Irion Grand Cru Vorbourg Pinot Gris

Made up of calcareous sandstone, the dry and well drained soil is adapted to the production of strong wines with floral notes, underscored by finesse and freshness. Situated in the southern part of the winegrowing area of Alsace, Grand Cru Vorbourg (=Vosges Mountains) boasts one of the driest climates within this region.

AROMAS: complex and intense, fruit jelly, pineapple, spices like cumin, a hint of smoked almond and a typically salty taste. 
PALATE: intense and flavorsome, fruity apricot jam, mandarin liqueur, honey, long peppery-spicy finish.

"The lift of heady aroma precedes the pear-fruited and herbal tisane-scented nose. The palate is gentle and has that same herbal softness. The fruit is rich with residual sweetness and characterized as ripe pear. This is balanced by zesty, pleasantly bitter citrus. The effect is of harmonious, gentle and generous balance. This mature Pinot Gris is now perfectly à point. Its flavors linger long and pleasantly."

Wine Enthusiast 92/100

Region
  • France
  • France - Alsace
Style
  • White Wine
Varietal
  • Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio