An iridescent amber, as if the fineness of the sun's rays, petrified, were captured in a bottle.
The 2005 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Sélection de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale unfolds a rich bouquet of aromas after opening, revealing itself like a sweet, delicate dessert. Thoughts of liquid forest honey, fruity candied orange peel and gently roasted almonds dance through the room.
As soon as this wine touches the lips, the dessert character is transferred to the palate. The 2005 Pinot Gris Clos Windsbuhl Sélection de Grains Nobles Trie Speciale has an opulent and concentrated note that elegantly and smoothly caresses the tongue. Each sip of this Trockenbeerenauslese pampers the palate with refreshing citrus nuances in the aftertaste, lending a slight playfulness and variety to the opulence. This contrast is artfully emphasised by the low alcohol content.
This wine is an excellent accompaniment to both gourmet and simple dishes. It goes beautifully with an exquisite duck liver pâté, refined with caramelised almonds. A date strudel with honey ice cream becomes a feast for the senses when paired with a glass of this wine. And for cheese lovers, it is recommended alongside a Muenster cheese, baked in the oven and garnished with noble Périgord truffles, served with jacket potatoes.
Alternatives to the food recommendations could be a tender foie gras with candied walnuts, an apple strudel with caramel ice cream or a strong Roquefort cheese served with crusty baguette and fresh pears.
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