This wine comes from the alluvial and gravelly soils next to the winery. They are extremely well drained and located in a warm and precocious climate. These vineyards do produce a very expressive and aromatic style of wine every vintage and due to their precocity, they are now the first to be picked on the Domaine in every vintage. It is probably the vineyard where we have to watch the evolution of the ripeness the most in order to avoid excessive richness. Once the harvest has started, it is easier to assess the potential ripeness, but for the first grapes, there is always an element of uncertainty! In 2021, the grapes affected by mildew dry out and were of no consequences on the quality, but unfortunately the crop size was small!

94 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
2021 was a challenging vintage which resulted in small volumes of extraordinary wines. The frost of April 6th significantly reduced the final harvest volumes. June & July saw heavy rains leading to rapid growth but unfortunately mildew also. August and September were sunny and dry, with harvest from September 15th to October 2nd. The small crop fermented quickly, alcohols were below usual levels, and all wines fermented completely dry.
Tasting Note
Bright, pale, yellow color. The nose shows intense, smoky and toasty aromatics, still quite reductive at this early stage. It does open to beautiful aromatics after some time in the glass, so decantation or aeration is therefore recommended. The palate is of medium power, finishes very dry with a delicate structure enhanced by great acidity. This is a nice food friendly wine that will improve even more over the next few years.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Pinot Gris
PH: 3.4
ACIDITY: 3.7 g/l
ABV: 13%
AGING: 12 months in large foudres
Unique Selling Points
  • Roche series wines offer specific terroir interpretations at accessible pricing
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic
  • 94 points James Suckling 3.29.23
  • Unbroken winemaking lineage in Alsace since 1620

About the Grape

Pinot Bianco
Pinot Bianco offers delicate aromas and fresh, plump, creamy flavors of pears and apples with notes of spice or minerals, depending on soil type.
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