Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris, 2016, Alsace, France
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Quince jelly, dried apricot, mixed peel, peach & honey. Wine Royalty.
Rich, opulent and dignified, this is wine royalty right here. Nicolas Laugner would be better off putting a crown on this bottle rather than a label and a foil. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape but this couldn't be more different from its crisp Italian counterpart. Noble, full-bodied, mellow and simply a joy to drink.
Nicolas Laugner's winery is a real family winery. Grandma Allimant married Grandpa Laugner giving the winery its name, but in fact the family has 12 generations of winemakers. They farm 12 hectares in Orschwiller, Northern Alsace, from which they make an incredible 15 different wines, so this is super boutique stuff. They only employ two part time employees, Nicolas, his Mum, Dad and dog (a little white fluffy ball called Falka). Their wines are all vegan, fermented in stainless steel using only natural yeast and cultivated in a sustainable manner.