Superb value for money! A stand out example of this classic grape from the south of France, which captures all the allure and vitality of the Mediterranean sunshine!
Domaine Coudelet Pinot Gris
Made by brothers Jean-Yves and winemaker Pierre André Ournac, the 6th generation of this renowned family firm. Based in the AOC regions of Minervois and Livinière they produce a wide range of AOC wines, but also a hugely impressive range of “international” varietals, from plantings they started over 15 years ago. One of the stars of this project is their Pinot Gris.
Medium bodied and creamy, but with plenty of vitality and freshness. Lovely juicy comice pear fruit flavour and a warm mix of nutmeg and fresh ginger soft spices. Stylistically, this is a lovely “half-way” between the best of Italy and Alsace.
Elegantly packaged, this wine makes for a great mid week glass of wine and has enough richness and layers to work well with lighter foods. Lovely with a smoked paprika (or Cajun) chicken salad with mixed leaves and vinaigrette, or gently spiced pan fried salmon fillet and fennel mayonnaise.
Nick Adams MW