Domaine Roland Schmitt - 2021 Pinot Gris Alsace

2021 Pinot Gris Alsace

Variety
Pinot Gris
Region
Alsace, France
Volume
750ml

Is there a bad wine from Alsace? We think not. This, this is good. Unctuous, golden apple, cardamom. Versatile, like a wardrobe staple. The Schmitt family has been making wine from its vineyards in Bergbieten since the early 17th century, Roland beginning his wine journey when he was just fourteen years old. He and his wife Anne-Marie took over the estate when they were only twenty years old together replanting many of the vineyards and steadily began making a name for themselves. Their vill...Read More...

Is there a bad wine from Alsace? We think not. This, this is good. Unctuous, golden apple, cardamom. Versatile, like a wardrobe staple. The Schmitt family has been making wine from its vineyards in Bergbieten since the early 17th century, Roland beginning his wine journey when he was just fourteen years old. He and his wife Anne-Marie took over the estate when they were only twenty years old together replanting many of the vineyards and steadily began making a name for themselves. Their village is located in the far northern part of the Bas Rhin province about 25 kilometres east of Strasbourg. Although not as picturesque as the quaint villages further south in the Haut Rhin, Bergbieten produces some of the most remarkable wines in all of Alsace. The soil is gravelly limestone, which provides perfect drainage during wet periods, reflects the sunlight well during cool, sunny weather, and remains moist in dry spells. Roland passed tragically in a car accident in the early nineties, Anne-Marie took over the estate by herself with the help of a trusted long-time employee and her then teen-aged sons. The wines are some of the truest expressions of Alsace. 

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