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Tokay Pinot Gris
 

 
The name of this wine is still a mystery. Tokay of Alsace is made 100% from Pinot Gris grape variety which is from Alsace itself or more probably from Burgundy and has never been linked with Hungary.
 
Pinot Gris grape information

Pinot Gris is a full-body white wine with a long lasting finish. It is such a rich and round white that it can even replace red wine with a red meat dish. However white meat is generally recommended with Pinot Gris. At its best, it can be served with Foie Gras!

Pinot Gris from Alsace has a yellow colour tending to gold. It offers aromas of wood and mushroom.

It is recommended to serve Pinot Gris at 12°C (54°F) which is a little bit warmer than usual dry white wine.

Since 2006, the official name is Pinot Gris. Tokay has been removed to avoid confusion with the Hungarian wine.

 
Tokay Pinot Gris wine information :

Name: Tokay Appellation Alsace Controlée
Location: Alsace region
Places: Cléebourg, Guebwiller, Orschwihr, Ribeauville, Riquewihr, Rorschwihr, etc
Soil: Clayey-limestone
Size: 1,305 ha (3,200 acres)
13% of the Alsace vineyards' size
Production: 22 million bottles
Grape: Pinot Gris
Type of wine: Powerful full-body white wine
Age: 2 to 6 years
Vintages:
(recommended)
2007, 2005
Aromas:

Dried fruits
Wood
Spice

Food with Tokay:

White meat
Foie gras
Quiche Lorraine

Cheese with Tokay:

 

Chaource
Epoisses
Langres
Pont l'Eveque

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