Schoech Maurice-Pinot Gris 2018
Maurice Schoech is a firm that step by step is about to establish itself among the major producers in Alsace. The main reason is, simply, that it year after year produces brilliant Grand Cru Kaefferkopf. Kaefferkopf is Grand Cru No 51, the first official vintage was 2007 and the first sale date was July 2, 2008. Kaefferkopf is a complex terroir that consists of (at least) two main parts, one marly and on that has a granitic topsoil overlying a marly limestone bedrock. But the important thing is that Kaefferkopf has its own character that can best be described with - lively and complex. Maurice Schoech is a medium sized firm with 10 ha. It makes quite few wines, the wine list contains only 18 different products. The traditional grapes Sylvaner and Chasselas are used for a nice Edelzwicker, but it also makes a wine of Pinot Blanc with a trace of Muscat under the label Côtes d'Ammerschwihr. Most basic wines are made from vines on the plain, are rich and of consistently high standard. Pinot Gris : This wine is produced partly on the granite slopes. Full-bodied, long on the palate, it presents complex earthy and lightly smoked aromas. It is excellent served with foie gras, game, white meats and offal.