10 Top Pinot Gris Producers

A top 10 of pinot gris producers that you've got to try

 


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Zind-Humbrecht Clos Windsbuhl $70

There are more expensive Pinot Gris wines on the market, particularly those made in late harvest styles, but I have yet to find one that is better than Clos Windsbuhl. This is a masterpiece of Alsatian Pinot Gris, combining all the richness of fruit, spice, honey and almond, topped with floral and mineral accents. This presents it all in a rich, oily wine laced with acidity and suggestion of bitter citrus oils. It comes together to create a wine that will wow even the most jaded palate. This is a wine that shows its best at about the 10 year mark, so be prepared to pay up for a mature bottle if you need to try this now. Otherwise, check out a mature 4-year-old bottle of the Paul Blanck to see if you should be laying some of this down!

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  • Snooth User: SM
    1097030 218

    Hi GDP

    As always your articles are informative and interesting, as it is always good to showcase different interpretations of varietals and how terroir, wine making style and local conditions influence the finished product.

    However I noticed a lack of any reference or mention of Central European Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio as now in Austria, Germany and Hungary there are wineries and vineyards producing outstanding Pinot Gris wines. Yes they are different than Alsace and Alto Adige, but they are well made, fruit driven and offer quality for a reasonable price.

    Cheers!

    S.M.

    Aug 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM


  • Snooth User: Mark Buckley
    Hand of Snooth
    1116026 66

    Surprised King Estate isn't mentioned.

    Aug 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM


  • Yeah, King Estate makes excellent Pinot Gris!

    Aug 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM


  • excellent

    Aug 20, 2013 at 4:38 AM


  • Snooth User: EmmaJansen
    1339600 34

    excellent

    Sep 07, 2013 at 1:02 AM


  • it's nice

    Sep 08, 2013 at 4:19 PM


  • Snooth User: cglaw2013
    1341096 33

    outstanding

    Sep 11, 2013 at 4:17 AM


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