Schoffit Alsace Pinot Gris 2019

Schoffit Alsace Pinot Gris 2019

  • Pinot Gris
  • France, 750ml

Alsace is the home of Pinot Gris, and this poised yet weighty style shows why. Schoffit's Gris is close to dry but packed with flavour, not only of citrus, peach and pear fruit but also floral and subtle earthy-minerals that add interest with food. All the richness and some of the sweetness of a New Zealand Pinot Gris, just more texture, harmony and subtle power.

  • Winery: Domaine Schoffit
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
  • Region: Alsace, France
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Other: Best now to 2025
  • Food pairing: Light seafood & vegetable based risottos, salads & sauces; fried fish & Fish & Chips; mushroom risotto; Hummus

One to try for Europhiles or Kiwis wanting something more food- friendly or, just...more.

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.

  • 91/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Anne Krebiehl MW (2017 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
  • 90/100 Points - Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2016 vintage)

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