Pinot Gris from Alsace: Summer Sensation

A few weeks ago, SoCalArtGal, Annie AnyDay, Bacchus Schmacchus and I gathered for two twitter tastings of 9 (yes NINE!) wines in two hours!

That was a lot of wine even for us!!

First we did five wines from the Alsace region of Europe:

Lucien Albrecht Cremant d’Alsace Brut Rose
The Furst Pinot Blanc
Gustave Lorentz Riesling
Schlumberger Pinot Gris
Trimbach Gewurztraminer
followed by four delightfu, light effervescent and refreshing Vinho Verde wines from Portugal!

But for today, I’m just going to share a few notes about the Pinot Gris, later a bit about the Alsace region and soon, I promise, we’ll share our thoughts on the other wines from Alsace as well as the wines from Portugal!

Schlumberger Pinot Gris 2009 $20

The family has worked this land for 200 years; the wine is exceptionally concentrated (50% lower yields). Love the quince in it. This wine goes with a variety of rich cheese, foods and oysters; it will move well from appetizers to dinner. Very food friendly. Hits the spot.

Color: Light golden sun color

Nose: Pear, fruity–like juicy fruit (jackfruit), sweetish,

Palate: Pleasing, light summer lively reflections, refreshing, nice acidity balances fruit and subtle sweetness

Finish: Has some depth–fruit then

Alc: 13.4%

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