Sip of the Day

June 4, 2021

Day #155 of the year.

Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire

“Too Much and Not the Mood” by Durga Chew-Bose caught me by surprise! It’s a collection of personal essays, and reading it felt like recognizing someone else’s meandering thoughts as my own, spiraling layers and layers downward. Like an iceberg—but that’s a common cliché for such an original, uncommon book. Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire from Domaine Zind-Humbrecht was the perfect match. As exciting as “personal essays” sounds, Pinot Gris sounds, and can be, just as tame. But like the book, Roche Calcaire surprises with its complexity—and residual sugar! Weren’t expecting that, were you? Domaine Zind-Humbrecht is renowned for its strict biodynamic methods and dozens of wine labels that showcase all the different terroirs of Alsace.

ORIGIN

Alsace AOC, France

Grapes

100% Pinot Gris

Pinot-Gris-Roche-Calcaire bottle image

Tasting Notes

Typical pinot gris opulence tempered by limestone (calcaire) architecture on the palate. This is medium-bodied and fairly dry, with notes of ripe citrus fruit, damp earth and tangy acidity.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Perfect with most seafood roasted over charcoal or wood fire, or with chicken & noodle dishes with subtle spice (Thai, Szechuan, etc.)

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