Pinot Gris Rotenberg 2017


Pinot Gris Rotenberg

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Pinot Gris 100 %
Producer's website

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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Notes about product

The respect for the vine and soil is very important for Olivier and is team of vineyard workers. All viticultural work is carried out by hand with the help of some horses to plough the vineyards with minimum impact of the soil. All vineyards have been certified organic and biodynamic since 2002. Low impact farming is practiced, organic composts are used and yields are restricted.

Production notes

All wines are fermented in traditional oak vats using native yeasts. No additives are used, and chaptalization is never carried out. The wines are left on their lees and ferment at there own pace, the wines are not fined. Very little sulfites are added and the wines are bottled after at least 6 months on the lees.

Tasting notes

Smokey, stone fruit aromas with secondary notes of thyme and oregano. The palate presents a certain sharpness but expresses lovely aromas of stone fruit and grilled almonds. It is a dry and precise wine, and shows mouthwatering acidity.

Press reviews

 Wine Enthusiast

- 94 points -

August 2019

A closed nose on this wine gives little away. With time some lifted citrus appears. The palate offers a central vein of buffered freshness. Flavors convey ripe, mellow lemon along with the brightness of the peel and texture of the pith. The finish is dry, clean and appetizing.

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James Suckling

- 93 points -

August 2019

A complex and spicy nose with a rich array of pears and light peaches. Very aromatic and attractive. The palate has a smooth and gently flinty array of guava and yellow nectarine fruit, twisting towards dryness at the finish.

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Wine Advocate

(92-93) POINTS

October 2018

From 35-year-old vines cultivated in a west/northwest-facing vineyard on iron-rich limestone soils of the oligocene period, the 2017 Alsace Pinot Gris Rotenberg de Wintzenheim shows notes of wet stones on the very pure and precise nose. Tasted as a sample from the vat, this is a generous, round and very elegant Rotenberg with charming texture, fine tannins and lingering salinity. Very Intense.

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