Ziereisen Jaspis Grauer Burgunder Alte Reben 2016
The vines of this decorative iron wine were planted from 1958 to 1960, so they are up to 60 years old. The terroir of the wine is limestone with loess-iron coating like in the Pinot Noir Rhini. Traditional pressing in the basket press. Red-gold color in the glass, like a Pinot Gris with maceration and slow pressing overnight, this creates this immense color. Aging in 450 liter barrels with second occupancy. I have written before and I repeat: this Pinot Gris is a Corton Charlemagne, the wine is large. Even the nose is a sublime and has little to do with the profane apple fruit of a Pinot Gris. The nose is smoky, with retracted fruit, a little quince, apricot, marzipan and walnut, almost a bit of nutmeg grated, white and red currant, high flavor intensity, light toasting from the wood, although there is no new wood. There are ancient Pinot Gris vines here, there is probably no other winemaker in the world who makes Pinot Gris in this version. And then in 2016, this cool year in Hanspeter's eyes, although I think it is also a warm year, but of course less than 2015 and 2017, but 2016 has this totally stylish, burgundian, elegant impression, always straight forward. If you want to try a large Pinot Gris once in your life, you should buy this wine, there is nothing comparable in the world, no other Pinot Gris that comes so close to world class. But the 2016 is currently much too young, it needs 5 years in bottle, maybe more. In 15 to 20 years, this can be a giant, an awesome wine.