More than any other variety in 2011, Olivier sought to harvest the Pinot Gris before any botrytis development and to avoid any over-ripeness, particularly in the Herrenweg vineyard, the major source for this wine. The Herrenweg is a gravely valley floor vineyard, well drained and precocious. It is capable of producing elegant aromatic wines, which is the definition of this varietal Pinot Gris.
Vintage Notes: 2011 by Olivier Humbrecht MW
- FRA - Alsace
Winery Tasting Notes
Very pale straw.
At this early stage, the nose is a mix of nutty/toasty flavors with some buttery/leesy character from the fermentation.
The wine is already opening up and showing very well. It is a serious varietal wine, with good power and a lovely velvety finish. The sweetness is quite discreet, and it is also a wine very easy to match with food.
A lovely wine to pair with spicey foods including green curries, salt and pepper squid and scallops with ginger and shallots.
Best consumed from 2012 - 2018.