Synopsis, Our Opinion: An “all-purpose” wine that should be in every wine drinkers cellar.
Producer/Winery: Weingut Hanspeter Ziereisen; Ziereisen Winery; Efringen-Kirchen, Germany.
Grape Variety: Pinot Gris.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Grauer Burgunder; Baden, Germany.
Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Chicken stir fry.
Chilled before drinking. Clear, wheat straw color with a very slight pink tint. Floral, apple and nutty aromas. Smooth, dry, hints of effervescence, fresh and zesty mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Tart quince, apple, lemon and quinine water flavors with an intermittent mineral taste in the background. Fresh acidity and a very long bitter and focused apple and lemon fruit finish. Not as acidic as most Pinot Grigio nor as steely as most Gruner Veltliner we drink, but more complex, balanced and with enormous potential to pair with food. Excellent paired with the stir fry and absolutely delightful sipping without food. You don’t see German Pinot Gris very often and this unusual and versatile wine was a real find. We called it an “all-purpose” wine that should be in every wine drinkers cellar.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Screw cap.
UPC Code: 4 260140 325371
Imported by: Skurnik Wines; New York, New York.