Jules Muller 2021 – Réserve Pinot Gris
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Gris
The wine story
Jules Muller’s wines are mythical; his best wines have been served to Napoleon, Queen Elizabeth, and President and Mrs. Kennedy when they dined in Versailles with De Gaulle in 1961.
Pinot Gris used to be called Tokay. However, Hungary said it could cause confusion with its famous tokaji, so the name was changed by decision of the European Commission.
These vines grow on a heavy soil of clay and limestone near the village of Bergheim, one of the charming 120 Alsatian towns and villages on the picturesque Alsace wine route. This route was opened in 1953 during a car rally. The 16th century houses are half timbered and multicolored, the streets are full of flowers, and many tourists come to enjoy the scenery as well as taste the wines and the hearty gastronomy.
A versatile wine that can be served during a whole meal or a buffet, from starters to cheese and desserts. It also pairs well with Thai food and Foie gras.
The Rhine valley is the border between France and Germany with vineyards growing on both sides. In France, it forms a line of well exposed terraces 100 km long from Strasbourg to Mulhouse, only 15 km wide. Geological history has made a variety of terroirs adapted to different kinds of grapes. That is why the 4200 domains grow seven different varieties, generally vinified separately. As a result, Alsace white wines can have many different tastes: sweet, dry, spicy, or even sparkling, like Crémant d’Alsace.
Apricot, gingerbread, and a smoky note.
Mouth-filling complex texture, rich taste with balanced acidity.