Pierre Chanau Pinot Gris Alsace 2013

Pierre Chanau (the Auchan supermarket’s own brand) AOC Alsace pinot gris, France, 2013

Coated natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, en France about €5.

WSET style tasting note

Appearance: clear and bright, pale intensity lemon, showing tears

Nose: clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, youthful, with a dominant aroma of ripe conference pear, then honeysuckle, pineapple, and a waxy note.

Palate: an off-dry wine (just off-dry), with medium acidity, a slight gummy grip, medium alcohol and a medium (+) body with a slightly oily texture, of medium (+) intensity, with flavours of ripe pear and honeysuckle, a little ripe quince and fresh-cut hay. A medium (+)  length with a clean slightly gummy finish.

Quality: a good quality wine, with balanced acidity and alcohol + residual sugar, all in harmony with the intensity of the pear fruit dominated flavour profile. A youthful wine of modest complexity and concentration, belying its price point, which will keep and may develop with cellaring over 2-3 years.

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