Henri Martischang – Pinot Gris

Griffinwell Wines

Tasting note

The light nose is misleading as the richness of this wine makes for sheer velvet. Buttered peaches and apricots on the palette with firm acidity make it a great match for a variety of foods.

Grapes
Pinot Gris

Flavour
Delicate  Intense

Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Body
Light Robust

Tannin
None Intense

At a glance

Though made from the same grape, this wine is a far cry from your average, watery Pinot Grigio in a pub. With incredible body, the unbeatable delicious factor provides clear justification for yet another Gold Medal win from this gifted winemaking family.

How to drink it

A food wine to be sure. Though this wine is super-rich in the mouth, it’s still a dryer style which means it partners well with a lot of foods without too much distraction from powerful aromas. We particularly recommend it with creamy dishes like risotto, or fish in cheese sauce, but it also is perfect for smoky flavours like smoked salmon or barbecue.

Winemaking

Deep limestone-clay soil. Vines over 20 years old. Residual sugar = 6g

The story behind the wine

We almost made the mistake of overlooking this domain – and what a tragedy that would have been The art of winemaking has been handed down in this family from one generation to the next since 1559. Using ancient techniques to create award-winning wines, Henri and Michel Martischang are proud of their origins and dedicated to the traditions of their craft. Located in the renowned winemaking village of Pfaffenheim, this is an excellent source for true Alsatian gems

The region – Alsace

A pawn traded back and forth between France and Germany for much of its history, Alsace has a rich culture and distinct language that sets is apart from either. The growing season is long and cool, and the vast majority of wine produced is white. The vineyards of the Haut-Rhin department where this domain is found, are particularly known for top quality wines.