Domaine Gerard Metz 2011 Pinot Gris
You know what I love about Pinot Gris… its simple. So incredibly complicated, but simple and easy to the palate. It’s a grape not very well known outside the regions that produce it. Coming from a clone of Pinot Noir, the varietal is planted mainly in the Alsace of France, Germany, and Italy as Pinot Grigio (however it can be found in other places as well). This particular wine came from the Alsace region of France.
Gerard Metz makes some outstanding Reisling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris. I drank this 2011 Pinot Gris accompanied by some toasted fois gras and seared scallops. It was delicious! The Pinot Gris was bright for being a grape with some creamy undertones. The nose was fresh apricots with a little floral undertone… I wanna say like lily, but my floral smell abilities are somewhat pathetic these days. My apologies, I am working on it. Anyway, it had a great balance of acidity with fruit and a rounder that I love. Normally in France they drink sweet wine with fois gras, but for my personal taste, that is a little too rich for me. So I went with this Pinot Gris and was not disappointed! It was great!
PS! This is a bottle you can usually find in the states- mainly east coast people, but look around west coasters! And enjoy!