The Cellar: Pinot Gris + Beaujolais
Friday, January 11, 2013
2011 Willm Reserve Pinot Gris, Alsace, France
The first one is Willm’s Reserve Pinot Gris from Alsace. Alsace is France’s smallest wine region located along the northeastern border with Germany. The region has a turbulent history having switched ‘ownership’ several times going back all the way to the year of 962 and the days of the Germanic Holy Roman Empire. Alsace is strategically located between the Rhine River and the Vosges Mountains, which provide the region with a ‘rain shadow’ effect. Despite being France’s northernmost wine producing region the climate is actually both dry and warm.
2010 Beaujolais, Domaine Dupeuble, Beaujolais, France
While technically located in the Rhone Department, Beaujolais is generally considered a part of southern Burgundy and the classic home of wines made from the Gamay grape. While some of you may
The 2010 Beaujolais from Domaine Dupeuble – a Kermit Lynch import - is a fantastic value and one I highly recommend you seek out. At under $15, this wines serves up classic strawberries and other red berries alongside distinct banana bubblegum aromas on the nose, which screams Beaujolais to any blind-taster. Try pairing this wine with teriyaki marinated salmon or a tuna burger.
Cheers and enjoy!
Steffen Rasch is a Certified Sommelier and Specialist of Wine. Feel free to email him at [email protected] with any wine-related question. And as always, don’t forget to follow GoLocalProv’s Wine Cellar on Facebook and sign up for one of his tastings through the Providence Wine Academy.
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