Alsace Pinot Gris with Arne Ronold

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Tasted September 20, 2011 by asheio with 553 views

Flight 1 - Below 10 gr sugar (3 notes)

White
2008 Hugel Pinot Gris Tradition France, Alsace
89 points
Delicate aroma of banana and other tropcal fruit.
Full-bodied and smooth, spicy finish, very good acidity.
White
2008 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Cuvée Ste. Catherine France, Alsace
90 points
Delicate aroma. Peaches, sweet, wet wool.
Medium body, smooth. Spicy finish, elegant style.
White
2008 Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Rotenberg France, Alsace
88 points
Very golden. Tropical aromas, coconut. Some sitrus. Minerals.
Full-bodied, quite dry, some bitterness in the finish. Note very communicative at the moment. This one needs time.

Flight 2 - Richer style (3 notes)

White
2009 Domaine Ostertag Pinot Gris Fronholz France, Alsace
90 points
Relatively sweet nose. Tropical and minerals. Full-bodied, smooth. Some bitterness and spices. Good acidity.
White
2004 Trimbach Pinot Gris Réserve Personnelle France, Alsace
92 points
Banana and other tropical fruit. Complex and developed.
Delicate, elegant and smooth. Some bitterness and spices in the finish.
White
2005 Josmeyer Pinot Gris Hengst France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
90 points
Quite complex and developed. Cellar aroma/fungous. Rather "huge" and intense. Noticeable alcohol.

Flight 3 - More residual sugar (3 notes)

White
2009 Albert Mann Pinot Gris Furstentum France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
88 points
Very acrid on the nose, minerals. Full-bodied, spicy, noticable alcohol.
White
2008 Jean Sipp Pinot Gris Trottacker France, Alsace
89 points
Sweet aroma of banana and other tropical fruit. Fullbodied and smooth. 32 grams residual sugar.
White
2008 Bott-Geyl Pinot Gris Sonnenglanz France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
92 points
Minerality, fungus and tropical fruit like apricot on the nose. Full-bodied, mineral, very long finish.

Flight 4 - Vendange tardive and SGN (2 notes)

White - Off-dry
2000 Rolly Gassmann Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives France, Alsace
90 points
Very golden. Mature aroma. Tropocal fruit like apricot. Also some fungus and nuts. Full-bodied, pure style, some botrytis. 44 gram residual sugar.
White - Sweet/Dessert
2008 Bott-Geyl Pinot Gris Sonnenglanz Sélection de Grains Nobles France, Alsace, Alsace Grand Cru
94 points
Golden colour. Pure and complex aroma. Apricot, botrytis. Very full-bodied. Intense and complex, enormous length. Impressive!
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