Paul Ginglinger Pinot Gris Les Prelats 2021 / 2022

Type: White
Country: France
Region: Alsace
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Gris
Viticulture: Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Cool to moderate continental climate
Terroir: 13 hectares vineyard is planted on east and southeast-facing slopes of marl-rich granite soils over clay. The vineyards are between 220 and 340 metres above sea level and are protected from the winds by the foothills of the Vosges mountains
Winemaking: Manual harvest. Reception of the grapes with gravity approach, long and gentle pneumatic pressing to select the best juices. The first juices, which are more loaded with lees, are always discarded to preserve the finesse, with ultra-rigorous monitoring of the fermentations. Aged for 8 months in casks

Color: Pale yellow
Nose: Its bouquet is charming, combining pear, mirabelle plum, hazelnut, vanilla and a fine smoky note
Palate: Dry, lovely texture and minerality on the palate, with the delicate aromas of fresh orchard fruits

About the Winery:
Domaine Paul Ginglinger is a family-owned estate located in Eguisheim, a fairytale village just south of Colmar with a long winemaking history. The village is dominated by two grand cru vineyards, Eichberg and Pfersigberg.

Founded in 1610, it is now in the hands of Michel Ginglinger, who represents the 13th generation of the family. The domaine covers 12 ha of vineyards planted to pinot noir, pinot blanc, gewürztraminer, riesling, pinot gris, muscat and sylvaner. The average vine age is 30 years.

The production is certified organic. Michel uses no chemical pesticides or mineral fertilisers, preferring to allow the plants to find their own equilibrium. The result is concentrated, balanced wines with great purity and terroir character from village wines up to the Grands Crus.