2018 Domaine Rohrer Alsace ‘Hors Piste’ Pinot Gris

Alsace, France

Skin contact Pinot Gris with time in old barrel - this is Alsace wine which will take you on a wild ride.


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Categories: World of Wine

About the Wine

What do you get when you mix Old World dedication to quality and avant-garde wine making? There are a few answers, surely, but this wine would have to be one of them. The fruit is sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards, saw 15 days skin contact and time in old barrels - it is the very definition of interest-packed drinking.

"Hors Piste" translates as "off road," so you know you're in for a journey here. The wine has a lovely viscosity to it - it coats the glass and the mouth - and carries flavours of cranberries, dried blossoms, citrus and nectarine. There is a splash of sea spray and musk to it too, giving excellent savoury complexity. It may not be the most typical example of Alsatian wine, but it's certainly one of the most delicious. Sante!

About Domaine Rohrer

The Rohrer family is eight generations deep into wine growing in the Alsace. Today, Ludovic Rohrer presides over 8 hectares of vineyards in and around the Mittelbergheim area in the north of the region.

Continuing from both his father Andre and his grandfather who started working with natural methods as far back as the 60s, Ludo's vines are farmed according to both certified organic and biodynamic methods.

Working naturally in the cellar with no filtration and no added sulphur, these are pure, vibrant and expressive Alsace wines, to be sought out and savoured.

Ludovic Rohrer
Ludovic Rohrer
Alsace, France
Additional Info

From the Importer

Handpicked Pinot Gris grown on clay-limestone soils. The grapes are destemmed, before the intact berries are immersed in juice from direct pressing. A 15 day maceration then follows to achieve the desired skin contact result. The wine is then aged on lees in old oak foudres. Lovely combination of grapefruit, pear and red berries, with a juicy smorgasbord of citrus flavours and savoury notes, with a touch of salty minerality.

Blend : Pinot Gris (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ludo and barrel
Ludo and barrel
Alsace, France

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