Pinot Gris, Sables & Galets, Cave de Turckheim
- Turckheim, Alsace, France
- Cave de Turckheim
- Pinot Gris
This stunning wine comes from the sandy soils of the Herrenweg Vineyard in the Fetch Valley. 100% Pinot Gris with ripe and spicy fruit flavours balanced by acidity.
Very expressive with violets, hints of acacia honey, quince, smokiness, sweet spices and crystallised ginger. The evolved palate opens dramatically with ginger notes and a lovely rich marmalade finish.
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Match with smoked fish, chicken cooked in sauce, especially if with strong flavours such as in Thai or Chinese dishes. Great with Bresse Bleu.
Widely regarded as one of the best co-operatives in the world, Cave de Turckheim are situated at the mouth of the Munster Valley and work closely with 180 partners who’s vineyards span the breadth of Alsatian terroir and grape varieties. Significant investment in the winery allows a high degree of separate vinification, offering Michel Lihrman (senior winemaker for 25 years) to select the nuances of variety and soil types in his signature dry style of wines while pushing pure fruit flavours to the fore. Committed to producing the highest quality wines (growers are encouraged to keep yields low and pick by hand) and long term advocates of sustainable practices, Cave de Turckheim have the largest organic vineyard holdings in Alsace. As such organic wines are being added to their extensive range, which covers the excellent value Cave Tradition range up to individual Grand Cru varietals as well as Crémants d’Alsace and Vendange Tardive dessert wines.