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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Gisselbrecht 'Alsace' Pinot Gris 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris

Growing Region: Dambach, Alsace, France

Owner/ Winemaker: Claude Gisselbrecht

TASTING NOTE:
If you haven't been to Alsace - put it on your next to visit list when in France, as its history, cuisine and versatile wines are something not to be missed. Over several generations the Gisselbrecht family have a unique awareness of nature's fragile balance within their own vineyard sites. Throughout the year, the vineyard is protected, maintained and cultivated during its long process of maturation, culminating in the ultimate gratification: the grape harvest.
Harvest is a sight to behold, relying on age-old methods; picking is done by hand, ensuring the quality of the grapes through careful selection and handling back to the winery only a short distance from each site.
Viticulturist Philippe works to preserve the essence of the fruit, to retain the bright aromas and subtle fragrances of Pinot Gris. Their unique hands-on experience is the key of their identity as well as the necessary condition for creating inimitable compositions and the most astonishing wines.
In the glass the wine has a subtle golden hue; the aromas are full and lively, with complex aromas, floral and also white honey, and grilled almond with subtle fresh spices. The palate has a full bodied mouth feel, ripe summer fruits that linger long on the finish. Chill and serve at 8-10C.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer; and over the next 2-3 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with a wide array of seafood, Asian spiced cuisine and light Tapas, enjoy.

Simply a pleasure to share with friends.

 

2 comments:

  1. An absolutely superb wine. Simply my favourite Alsacian winery! Really nice to see it in your selection!!!
    Where can we find it in the UK???

    http://tippletips.blogspot.co.uk/2011_11_06_archive.html

    Alex Schuster - An Alsacian missing home

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  2. Really wanna come to visit this winery.

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