Tasting notes: Beautiful yellow color with shimmers of amber.
The nose is complex and smoky with hints of tropical fruits. The
palate is wide and balanced by a nice acidity typical from the
Enjoying: Highly-versatile Pinot Gris is ideal as an aperitif
wine. It can also pair well with smoked fishes, foie gras, fish in
sauce, white meats or even roast meats.
TA: 6.6 g/l
Locality: Vineyards around Ribeauvillé: Unterturnert,
Rengelsbrunn, Weinbaum, Kesselacker, Hagenau and Jungholtz.
Type of soil: The Louis SIPP vineyards are situated in the
geologically fragmented fracture zone of Ribeauvillé with chalky
soil, clay and marl from the Liassic and Triassic periods and
sandstone clay, and calcareous, chalky conglomerates from the
Oligocene period. The area is also characterized by silt-laden
deposits, originally loessial, and by glacis and sandy alluvium in
the valley and on the plain. Our Pinot Gris vineyards are
planted in soils which are heavy and not too hot. The variety can
cope with areas which are less well exposed, because it is
Certified organic grapes: Our conversion to organic production
began in 2005 with ECOCERT certification in 2008 which guarantees
the wines are crafted exclusively from organically-farmed grapes.
We call these young and fruity wines "Nature'S;" Nature meaning
organic and 'S being our signature.
Vintage conditions: Despite tough climate conditions during
spring and summer we are satisfied by the quality of the grapes
that have been harvested. The wines show high levels of freshness
and typical expressions. Unfortunately the yields were very low,
the lowest since 1985!
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