Quite similarly to the Dirstelberg Pinot Gris, the Grand cru Zinnkoepflé presents a gorgeously pure/intense array of grès rose (pink sandstone) driven juicy stone fruit aromatics, leading to a palate presence of undeniable charm and class. Its sense of poise and freshness here is uncanny, as the wine tastes wonderfully bright and lifted, no doubt aided by the amount of minerally dry extract here. This is class in a glass by any measure, and will (once again) convince anyone of the Grand cru class and charm of Pinot Gris at its best. A little * awarded here.
“Good full straw. High-pitched, very deep aromas of citrus peel, pear, and anise; a floral note complicated by honey and resin emerges with prolonged aeration. Energetic stone fruit, anise and smoky flavors and a building mineral impression linger nicely on the bright, precise close. Very long, clean Pinot Gris that does not taste especially sweet despite its 13 g/L of residual sugar (but the high 6.9 g/L total acidity and 3.4 pH contribute to the wine’s vibrant dry to off-dry finish).” 93 Ian D’Agata for the 2017, NOT THE 2021 OFFERED HERE.