Vincent Fleith Pinot Gris Steinweg (750ml)
ChickenGoat cheesePasta in cream sauces
Dating as far back as 1661, this estate has been in the Fleith family for eleven generations. In 1973, René Fleith built a brand new estate which comprises approximately 10 ha, spread out over four terroirs in Alsace, France: the Steinweg, the Dorfburg, the Letzenberg and the Grand Cru Furstentum. Vincent Fleith took the reins of the estate in 1996, implementing biodynamic farming practices (Ecocert and Demeter certified) in 1999. Vincent is committed to Alsace, having only ever left to work in the wine industries of California, Australia, and Beaujolais.
All of their wines are aged on their lees for a minimum of 12 months and aged in bottling for at least 6 months prior to release. Producing both dry and sweet wines, Fleith’s range is everything you want for the region; Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Cremant d’Alsace.
On the nose, aromas of yellow flesh fruit, underbrush, and subtle smokey notes. On the palate, much of the same comes through with some added fleshy ripe fruit flavours and firm, mineral freshness. Pair with your favourite goat cheese, a variety of richer, chicken fare, or creamy pasta dishes.
Made from 100% Pinot Gris, the grapes come from a plot located in Steinweg; the grapes are farmed biodynamically and are all hand harvested. Grown on alluvial gravel and rock soil, the wine rests of its lees for at least 12 months and ages in bottle for 6 months prior to release.