The colour of this 2002 Pinot Gris VT "Clos Windsbuhl" is a dense, bright golden yellow, reminiscent of amber and shimmering in certain light conditions.
Striking on the nose are rich and layered aromas - a lush mix of dried apricots, orange marmalade and caramelised pineapple. Aiding this is an unexpected bouquet of spices, evoking associations of candied ginger, acacia honey and sweet, pickled poppy seeds. The whole is completed by a noticeable earthy and mineral depth.
On the tongue, the 2002 Pinot Gris VT "Clos Windsbuhl" reveals itself as a sweetly comforting source of energy, which is given an invigorating freshness by its acidity and its earthy, mineral aspect. What is surprising is the slow unfolding effect, which only reveals itself after 2 days of full opening and demonstrates an impressive, despite advancing maturity, youthful vitality. One could call this wine a long-distance runner of taste!
Alternative food recommendations
To show off the richness of this wine, consider pairings with foie gras and orange marmalade, warm poppy seed cake with pistachio ice cream or a strong blue cheese such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort served with dried apricots.
Domaine Zind Humbrecht, 4 Route de Colmar, 68230 Turckheim / France, Organic certificate: CC-FR-BIO