Pinot Gris vineyards in Alsace, France
Pinot Gris wines are yellow to golden with a low acid level and a long, dry fruity palate. They are harvested fairly late in Alsace and Germany, where they may yield a sweet late-harvest wine. In several countries the varietal label Pinot Gris tends to indicate a full-bodied Alsace or German style wine tasting of bitter almonds, earth, and ginger. Enjoy Pinot Gris Alsace wines with Chicken Stir Fry, Pork, Veal, Ham and Choucroute - an Alsatian specialty of Sauerkraut cooked with various cuts of Pork.
Pinot Gris Alsace wine starts at about $15. In my review I Love French Wine And Food - An Alsace Pinot Gris I reviewed a Pfaffenheim Pinot Gris Cuvée Rabelais 2005 that cost about $17. I talked about fruit, gossamer, honey, and orange. I liked the wine but wished that it cost less. Dream On. In the same price range you might try the Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris Alsace Les Princes Abbés with peach, apricot, and smoke flavors. You can age this wine for about three years. At the high end go with the Domaine Weinbach Pinot Gris Altenbourg Cuvee Laurence for about $75. It tastes of citrus peel and oranges, with bacon. It is very rich and should be served chilled to heighten its acidity. Let me know if you think this, or any other Pinot Gris justifies such a price.