Michel Fonné Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace

Awards and Accolades

  • Bronze - Decanter 2018

Michel Fonné Pinot Gris 2015, Alsace
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This dry Pinot Gris is about as far removed as you can get from neutral Pinot Grigio. Complex and ripe, the nose suggests fresh green fruit and herbs while the palate is altogether more soft and full-bodied, with ripe peach, red apple and hints of white pepper on the finish. Rich and silky, this is a wine that would benefit from decanting before serving to let the genie out of the bottle. We have it on good authority (ie the producer) that this is a great match for roast white meats and offal.

Buy this if...you want to experience Pinot Gris at full power.

92 points - Wine Enthusiast 2018

Voluptuous, peachy Pinot Gris with a tongue-tingling finish.
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Regular Price: £14.69

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Alsace

Grape Variety

Pinot Grigio / Gris

Country

France

Style

ArrayRich, Complex White, Unoaked White

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayChicken, Indian, Pork

Vegan

Vegan

Regular Price: £14.69

Special Price £10.50

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The Producer

The small, family-run estate of Domaine Michel Fonné can be found in the commune of Bennwihr, just north of Colmar. Twelve hectares of vineyard, including the Grand Cru Marckrain, are cultivated with all seven Alsatian varietals. More than 80% of the total production is now exported around the world.

Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"Having trained in Burgundy and worked in California, Michel Fonné took over his uncle René Barth’s estate in 1989. As is very common with Alsace Pinot Gris, there’s definitely some sweetness here, in a wine that is full-bodied and voluptuous, and the antitheses of more neutral Pinot Grigios. With a wisp of smoke and fat, beeswax and apricot fruit on the nose, the palate explodes with ripe stone fruit flavours, a limey acidity that is purposeful but not sharp, and the sweetness offsetting a touch of spice and plenty of powerful fruit intensity. A fine example of a style Alsace does so well. "

The Region

Acting as a natural barrier against bad weather, the Vosges Mountains have a starring role in the success story of Alsatian wines. The east facing slopes are sunny warm and perfect for grape growing, with very low rainfall for such a northerly region.
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Fruity Roast Pork

Succulent roast pork with a rich fruity sauce needs a wine with ripe, generous fruit and crisp, mineral acidity to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. We'd go for a rich complex white such as Michel Fonné's Pinot Gris. It has enough weight to take on the meat and fruit combination.
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Chicken with Almonds

This classic French recipe works beautifully with medium-bodied, rich whites which are just off-dry - head for floral, nutty tones in the wines - try lightly oaked Chardonnay or full-bodied Alsatian Pinot Gris.
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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Match the delicate scallops and smoky bacon with a rich, structured white - the fruitiness of Pinot Gris will contrast nicely with the salty flavours in the bacon.
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