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Pinot Gris*
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Pinot Gris*

(*CH + IT Traubengut), 2017

750 ml
CHF 27.–
Grape variety: Pinot gris
Producer: Weingut Erich Meier
Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
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CHF 27.–
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Article nr. 10151717
Grape variety: Pinot gris
Producer: Weingut Erich Meier
Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
Other vintages:

Description

Bursting with rich, exotic aromas, highlighted by a gentle touch of spice (vanilla and almond paste). On palate the smooth body is ripe and creamy with passion fruit and quince. The final harmony results from a balanced freshness and an element of mineral bitterness, making this wine interesting on the gastronomic level. The finish is long and pleasant.

Attributes

Origin: Switzerland / Ostschweiz / Zürich
Grape variety: Pinot gris
Maturity: 1 to 3 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Smoked fish, Fish terrine
Vinification: short must fermentation, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking
Maturation: in used barriques, bâtonnage, short cultivation
Bottling: filtration
Maturation duration: 4 months
Volume: 13.0 %
Countries

Switzerland

Switzerland – A small country with enormous diversity

Switzerland is famous for its banks, watches, and cheese, but not necessarily for its wine. The Swiss didn't invent wine, but they have been extremely open and curious to it. Wine culture arrived in what is now modern Switzerland via several routes: from Marseilles to Lake Geneva and the Lower Valais region; from the Aosta Valley through the Great St. Bernard Pass to the rest of Valais; from the Rhone through Burgundy, across the Jura Mountains to Lake Constance; and from Lombardy to Ticino, and then on to Grisons.

Regions

Ostschweiz

Eastern Switzerland: an intriguing puzzle

Eastern Switzerland has long been positioned on the northern rim of the climate zone where the cultivation of popular Swiss varieties is possible. Due to a warming climate, the vineyards of Aargau, Zurich, Schaffhausen, Thurgau and Graubünden are now in the zone where varieties such as Müller-Thurgau or Pinot Noir succeed excellently. But even long-established, almost-forgotten varieties such as Elbling, Räuschling and Completer are experiencing a renaissance.

Subregions

Zürich

Zurich: On the way to the top

With a cultivated area of 620 hectares, Zurich is the largest wine-producing canton in German-speaking Switzerland. The potential is great at prime locations on Lake Zurich and in the various river valleys. It is no surprise that a steadily increasing number of top wines are vinified here. The major variety is Pinot Noir. But white varieties also exceed exquisitely, such as Müller-Thurgau and the long-established Räuschling, as well as international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine-producing canton of Zurich is currently experiencing the most sustained upswing in quality in its history.

Producers

Weingut Erich Meier

Erich Meier ist experimentierfreudig, innovativ, eigenständig und hat ein gutes Gespür für Trends. Manchmal arbeitet er Tag und Nacht, bis der Wein seine Vollendung erreicht hat – und seinem Qualitätsanspruch gerecht wird. Bei der Kelterung gehört er zu den Trendsettern, bei den Reben dagegen setzt er auf die alten, seit Jahrzehnten bewährten Sorten, die am Zürichsee optimal gedeihen. So kreiert Erich Meier in Uetikon am See fruchtige, charaktervolle Weine auf höchstem Niveau – und gibt damit dem Zürichsee-Wein eine neue Dimension, die Fachleute und Weinliebhaber gleichermassen überzeugt.

Grape varieties

Pinot gris

The aromas of the forest

Pinot gris is, like the Pinot blanc, a colour mutation of Pinot noir. All three have the same genetic profile. On occasion, red, grey, pink and white, berries can be observed on the same vine stock. Some are even striped! The best Pinot grises introduce themselves opulently with ripe peach and apricot aromas, slightly woody notes and a bit of smoke. These characteristics are presented, for example, in examples from Alsace, Grauburgunders from Germany, or the representatives from Valais, where the grapes are erroneously referred to as Malvoisie. In Italy, Pinot grigio from South Tyrol and Friuli win out. Wines from this variety are great culinary companions. They get along superbly with autumnal dishes such as risotto with mushrooms or chestnuts.

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