My husband and I had an exceptionally productive trip to the farmers market this weekend, and came home with a cornucopia of fantastic organic and sustainably harvested items [he is a conscientious, selective carnivore]. To accompany our lovely bounty, I selected Domaine Mittnacht Freres Pinot Gris 2009. Founded in 1958, Mittnacht Freres is a family run estate that has been called “a domaine to watch” as they excel at producing “expressive, beautifully made wines from traditional Alsace varietals”. Headed by Christophe Mittnacht and his cousin Marc, the domaine is organic and has been biodynamic for the last 5 years. Mittnacht’s focus is on respecting the environment and creating “biologically complex, complete soils” in order to produce “original, meaningful wines”.
Pale golden straw in colour, exuberant aromas of honeysuckle, citrus and wet slate rose from my glass. Summer tree fruit flavours of apple, pear and apricot embraced rich honey notes along with a vibrant acidity in the light to medium body. Spicy white pepper and enlivening sea minerals composed the zesty finish. Smooth and well balanced, this is an elegant glass, brilliant on its own or at the table.