Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2018

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Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire 2018

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: France / Alsace / Vins D'Alsace
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris

Roche Calcaire is essentially a "second wine" of the famed Clos Windsbuhl, with the same Calcaire (Limestone) subsoil influence but from younger vines and parcels selected out of the Grand Vin.

93 Points

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2018 vintage
92 Points

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2018 vintage
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harvest note

The weather patterns were unusual yet resulted in a fine high-quality crop in most locations. The winter was extremely cold, and total rainfall for January through July was more than twice the normal amount. This replenished the soil moisture while the vines growth cycle was largely undisturbed. The summer months brought more stable, warm and dry conditions. Harvest proceeded over a two-month period, which allowed a precise approach to each terroir.

tasting note

Typical pinot gris opulence tempered by limestone (calcaire) architecture on the palate. This is medium-bodied and fairly dry, with notes of ripe citrus fruit, damp earth and tangy acidity.

food pairing

Quite versatile and pairs well with seafood as well as white meats, curries, roasted vegetables or sausages & cured meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
APPELLATION: Alsace AOC
PH: 3.45
ACIDITY: 3.32 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: In neutral wood cask
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION: Yes
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 4 g/l

points of distinction

  • Approachable wine that offers elements of Grand Cru expression soon after the vintage
  • From vines grown on limestone (calcaire) subsoils
  • Pinot Gris reaches its most profound expression on the best Alsace terroirs
  • The Roche series of terroir-focused wines introduce us to Grand Cru complexity
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Good wine is made by people who actually do everything they say they are doing.

– Olivier Humbrecht M.W., Winemaker

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