PINOT GRIS Vendanges Tardives 2011


Region AOC Vendanges Tardives
Grape variety

100% Pinot Gris

Storage 10 to 15 years
Serving temperature
8° to 10°C
Alcohol content 13%
Bottle size 750 ml
Parcels Mittelwihr
Clay and limestone
Winemaking and ageing
A sumptuous gift of nature, collected by men of skill, 'Vendanges Tardives' is only applied to wines of superior quality and coming from the best of grape varieties.  Harvested manually, the grapes are then brought to the cellar whole and overripe (a noble fungus called botrytis has developed causing the grape juice to concentrate and be very sweet.)  Fermentation is slow and done at 13°C.
Wine description
A Pinot Gris, the colour of old gold with irresistible aromas of candied fruits. These delicate aromas bring the flavour of honey to the palate and reveal a rounded, strong, rich, well-balanced and persistent wine. An agreeable wine that ages very well.
Wine and food pairing
Appetizers, special occasions, Foie gras, pineapple fritters, flambéed bananas, old cheeses, every kind of dessert or just to end dinner nicely.