Golden-tinged yellow. Delicate honeyed and sweet spicy nuances complement notes of apple, tangerine and pear on the nose and in the mouth. Bright and rather crisp (for an Auxerrois) on the classically dry, long finish (3.9 g/L r.s. and 5.6 g/L total acidity). This wine is labeled sec (dry) on the back label (Schoenheitz uses a four-word scale to describe the sweetness/dryness level of his wines: sec [dry], demi-sec [medium-dry], moelleux [medium-sweet] and doux [sweet]). 100% Auxerrois made from roughly 35-year-old vines (the oldest were planted in 1977). Val Saint Grégoire is a communal appellation created only for the Pinot varieties, bearing the old name of the Munster valley before the Protestant reform took hold. 91 point Vinous
“Val Saint Grégoire” is an appellation “lieu-dit”. The vines of ” Pinot ” (Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris) benefit from this appellation in the Munster valley because they succeed particularly well there. “Val Saint Grégoire” is the historic name of the Valley of Munster (before the Protestant reform).
Surface area : 1.10 ha ( 2.75 acres)
Location : On the lower slope of the hillside with southern exposure
Soil : Very decomposed granite rich in micas
Age of the vines : From 20 to 25 years
Grape varieties : 100 % Pinot Auxerrois
Production : 6 300 bottles
Main analytic characteristics :
• alcohol = 13,18°
• residual sugar = 7,47 g/l
• tartaric acidity = 4,91 g/l
• pH = 3.43
Tasting notes :
• A bright pale yellow colour with light gold reflections
• A delicate nose which evokes fresh yellow fruits and also offers some notes of citrus fruits.
• A silky entry followed by a good development on the palate with a full body and a nice lingering finish on a touch of freshness.
This full-bodied and fresh wine with fine and sober flavors is particularly easy to drink and to pair.
This is an ideal all-purpose wine :
• a refreshing aperitif
• or a clean-tasting complement to all kinds of dishes (assorted tapas, cold meats, pies, salads, asparagus, mild cheeses).
Ageing : between 3 and 5 years