This magnificent Pinot Gris Altenbourg Sélection de Grains Nobles, vintage 2002, is distinguished by its bright golden yellow colour, interspersed with delicate amber reflections. Despite its considerable maturity, it displays an impressive freshness in its aromatic palette, reminiscent of sun-ripened oranges, citrus fruits and apricots. Ground ginger, wild broom, sweet blossom honey, cinnamon and the fine sweetness of elderflowers complete the bouquet of this exquisite wine.
On the palate, the Pinot Gris unfolds its splendid sweetness, intercepted by a lively acidity. The blissful taste is underlined by the salty minerality, which has an animating effect on saliva production. This is a concentrated, extremely sophisticated sweet wine that shows magnificently that it will continue to offer much in the years to come.
This wine is the result of careful work in the Altenbourg vineyards, which are characterised by limestone and sedimentary rock. The slow ripening of the grapes on this terroir makes it possible to produce both late and dry berry selections of exceptional quality. It impresses with its long-lasting bouquet of orange, pear and quince and demonstrates remarkable balance.
To let this great wine treasure stand out, you could combine it with dishes such as creamy vanilla panna cotta, hazelnut parfait with sea salt and a fruity citrus fruit salad. It is also recommended to be enjoyed with a spicy crème brûlée enhanced with rhubarb preserved in syrup. For cheese lovers, an aged, creamy goat's cheese with ash and accompanied by a sweet quince compote would be a wonderful choice.
Domaine Weinbach, Route du Vin 25, 68240 Kaysersberg / France