What a Pinot Gris!
In the glass, the Seckinger - R Pinot Gris Pure 2020 comes in a medium-strength straw yellow with a red-golden shimmer. It smells really good of fully ripe pears, wax and hazelnuts.
In the mouth, a smooth acidity and a well-integrated alcohol. With a real length in the finish and carried by a mixture of caramel pear and minerality. When moderately cool and with lots of air, it is a lot of fun on its own, but also goes really well with food. Eg a cheese dessert based on nut and soft cheese at the end of a rich menu.
The Pinot Gris from Seckinger is just really fun - Chapeau
Can be enjoyed for several days (like so many wines in our range :-)). Then develops more sweetness, also a little spiciness, a lot of honey and aromas of cheesecake. Incredibly comfortable & exciting wine!
Some technical nerd knowledge for you:
The R Pinot Gris Pure from Weingut Seckinger is made from grapes that come from various Ruppertsberg sites. Whole grapes processed, with about 20% Botrytis, but almost no sugar in the glass. On the contrary, bone dry. In the nose, the botrytis is noticeable through fine honey aromas. The grapes without botrytis on the skins for about a week, the botrytis grapes, clear, directly pressed. Fermented and matured on the full yeast in tonneau and fuders (in barrels from the first to fifth occupancy) and filled unfiltered.
The Pure Line are your natural wines that are fermented spontaneously, are unfiltered and unadorned. In most cases, no sulfur is added either, unless a little is necessary in your eyes. On the other hand, there is your “classic” organic wine line. These wines are also fermented spontaneously and not fined. Only coarse filtration and minimal addition of sulfur are used in comparison to the Pure line. The wines reflect the enthusiasm for experimentation and the natural way of working of the Seckinger brothers. A clear, unadulterated style that reflects the origin and soil and is still a little different from the others. It is not for nothing that Jonas Seckinger was voted Newcomer of the Year 2019 by the wine magazine Fallstaff. We are pleased to have these great wines in our range and look full of optimism into the future development, which does not seem to be over yet.
This wine needs air, so make a carafe and use burgundy glasses!