Pinot Gris Calcaire 2014


Pinot Gris Calcaire

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Product code
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Pinot Gris
Closure type
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About this winery

Olivier Humbrecht is one of the world's most renowned winegrowers. He is a Master of Wine and has been described by Robert Parker as the greatest white winemaker on earth. Yet he is very soft spoken, humble, and self-deprecating, which makes him perfectly suited to his assumed role as a global ambassador of wine. He is a champion of terroir, biodynamic farming principles, and non-interventionist winemaking, whose family have been winegrowers in Alsace for 12 generations (since 1620). He is...

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Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

December 2016

A fruity and flavorful wine showing ripe fruit and spices. Full-bodied, round and fruity. Lovely bright finish. Very clean, fruity and stylish with pear-skin undertones. A beauty. 

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 Wine Enthusiast

- 93 points -

November 2016

Smoky glints of stone and ripe Mirabelle plum pervade the more usual notes of ripe pear. There is an earthy undertow but the palate sits serenely with its chiseled freshness and streamlined acidity. As you linger, every sip reveals different aspects of tart citrus, fresh-cut pear peel, ginger biscuits and chalky stone. The body is slender and dry.

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Wine Spectator

- 92 points -

September 2016

Though the aromas and flavors of dried apricot, papaya and orange peel are rich and ripe in character, this broad white is dry and lip-smacking overall, focused by intense acidity. The pronounced minerality echoes smoke and saline notes, with almond skin and paraffin hints lingering on the finish.

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Wine Advocate

- 92 points -

February 2017

Normally all or almost all made from the Clos Windsbuhl, the 2014 Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire also includes the entire Jebsal along with selected grapes from the Heimbourg. Due to the fruit fly (drosophila suzukii), the grapes were picked earlier than usual and without botrytis, which lead to a seriously dry Pinot Gris. This displays a ripe and very elegant bouquet of ripe fruits along with some flinty/mineral flavors. Full-bodied and rich on the palate, with a nice piquancy and tight tannin structure, this is a rich and powerful Pinot Gris with just 2.5 grams of residual sugar and – due to the Jebsal portion of 40% – 14.07% alcohol. Despite its richness, the wine indicates a nice purity as well, but should be cellared for at least another three to five years.

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