- pale yellow centre (think light Meyer lemon)
- moderate+ legs (13.5%)
clean nose; moderate++ intense notes of
- mineral terroir (granite here I believe - and shist?>)
- clean, sun-baked, straw
- vanilla - oak (moderate)
- slightly fungally mushroom (think button or crimini)
clean palate; 0 dryness, moderate++ acid, 0 tannin, moderate+ flavors of
- oak (again, moderate-)
- lightly floral such as dandelion
- slight exotic notes of pineapple & guava
moderate body, full- alcohol, excellent palate!
This was an utter delight to drink. Bring it out at 3 in the afternoon when it hits 25C and sip in the long sunlight of Summer. Crisp acids delight the palate with rich fruit and floral. Wonderful on it's own, and we tried it paired with grilled chicken *(on the bone) and a light artichoke salad.
2008 Pfaffenheim Pinot Gris (haut-rhin) France **BUY THIS NOW@ under $20
- moderately intense lemony yellow with hints of gold
- moderate+ legs (same alcohol of 13.5%)
clean nose; moderate+ intense notes
- still has that granitey mineral terroir showing through
- more floral including several types of roses
- some rich exotic fruit with melon and pineapple showing well
clean palate; 0 dryness, moderate+ acids, 0 tannin, moderate+ intense flavors of
- the same as the nose!
- stonefruit & exotics still predominant
- terroir is in the background keeping balance
- some beautiful floral keeps long on the palate
moderate+ body, full- alcohol, excellent structure!
Once again, for under $20 this is really hard to beat. True enough, minerality is personal taste, and I adore the minerality of Alsace. Crisp acids balance out the rich fruitiness, the floral in this is of course stronger than in the Pinot Gris, but actually moderate compared to many other Gewurztraminers. Beautiful sipping wine (watch the alcohol), Thyra & I had it with Thai food and it was a joy.
2008 Pfaffenheim Gewurztraminer (haut-rhin) France **BUY THIS NOW @ under $20