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Joseph Gruss & Fils Pinot Gris Pfersigberg Grand Cru 2008

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Vintage: 2008
Type: Pinot Gris
Country: France – Alsace – Eguisheim (Pfersigberg)

Did you know that the name for this particular wine comes from the German word for peach?

Inhale the scent deeply and you will sense floral hints. There is good balance here between sweetness and acidity. You’ll note some honey and citrus notes. This is a very nice Pinot Gris overall.

Fine for drinking on its own on a warm day or with aromatic oriental curries.

Joseph Gruss & Fils Gewurztraminer Eichberg Grand Cru 2008

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Vintage: 2008
Type: Gewürztraminer
Country: France – Alsace – Eguisheim

None of Andre’s wines disappoint me but you can believe me when I say this is a lovely wine, full stop. The flavours of citrus fruit and lychees fill the mouth nicely. It is a sweet wine but not overpowering.  There is a distinctly thick and creamy texture on the tongue. Gorgeous.

I imagine myself holding a picnic in a field of wild flowers, absorbing the sun’s warmth, enjoying a variety of oriental dishes … this wine would be the main event of my picnic.

Joseph Gruss & Fils Crémant d’Alsace Rosé 2009

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Vintage: 2009
Type: Rosé Crémant
Country: Alsace – Eguisheim

Yummy, yum, yum. All French sparkling wine that comes from outside of the Champagne region is classified Cremant but the flavours and bubbles you’ll find in this bottle may deceive your senses to think otherwise. I am biased towards this vineyard and its products because I secretly admire Andre. Regardless of the bias, the Cremant stands out splendidly in its own right.