Pinot Gris 'Casse Noisette' 2018 - Domaine Gruss
Very, very special is this Pinot Gris 'Casse Noisette' with a shelf life of 8 to 10 years! In the middle of Eguisheim is a tiny field of 50 by 80 metres, planted with Pinot Gris grapes. It is called "Backoeffele", which means "oven". The name was chosen because the field is surrounded on three sides by houses. Only the eastern side is undeveloped and that gives the sun the chance to roast the Pinot Gris grapes from the early morning onwards. The result is a beautiful, concentrated Pinot Gris 'Casse Noisette'. Yellow fruit, apricots and figs in the nose. This is also reflected in the taste, but with additional hints of toast. This is because André Gruss matures this wine for 11 months in three large old demi-muids (500 litre barrels). He makes this wine in the style of the great Bourgogne wines. A pearl of a wine that can only be called table wine due to the location of the field and that goes wonderfully with smoked white meat, fish and sauce, lobster or fried scallops. Serve at fridge temperature.