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Awarded 95 poiints and Outstanding status in the May 2018 edition of Decanter article: World's Best Pinot Gris Buys.
Domaine Riefle Alsace Grand Cru Steinert Pinot Gris 2015 - May 2018 Decanter review
The Rieflé family is deeply rooted in the history and culture of the Rhine. Six generations have built the family's winemaking tradition since it began in 1850. From the 1980s, Annick and Jean-Claude Rieflé (and their team of dedicated winemakers) made the most of the new opportunities created by the EU and globalisation, introducing the domaine's Alsatian wines to new consumers. They were joined at the domaine by their sons, Thomas and Paul, in 2009 and 2010. Thomas manages the vineyard and Paul is responsible for building the business.
They developed and certified the entire vineyard in accordance with Organic Agriculture specifications. As well as respecting the soil, flora, fauna and health in general, Organic Agriculture is also a useful means of bringing out the different characteristics of Domaine Rieflé's numerous terroirs. As part of the domaine's humanist approach and support for the local community, manual work is outsourced to a local association for professional reintegration.
Alsace white wines can confuse the consumer by inadvertently concealing their sweetness level. This Pinot Gris has a residual sugar level of 2g/litre and is thus fully (almost bone) dry.
Elsewhere, rather then describe the wine ourselves, we can do no better than hand you to the producers and their excellent data sheet (see blue link below).
Domaine Riefle Alsace Grand Cru Steinert Pinot Gris 2015 fiche technique