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PINOT GRIS

«FÖHNBEERENAUSLESE»

 

 

Grape variety

Pinot Gris

 

Classification

AOC Graubünden

 

 

Vinification

late harvest, pressed in mid-December.
Fermentation and ageing in a new barrel.

 

Wine description

noble golden yellow, beguiling fruit nose of apricots, honey and spring flowers, sweet, round palate with a fine note of acidity.

 

Food pairing

heavy, sweet dessert wine with foie gras, pear or apricot cake, cheese and fruit.

 

Vintage 2018
18/20 points

SWZ / Swiss wine magazine  

Creamy, velvety, dense, finely opulent bouquet, honey, quince jelly, bitter orange jam, dried apricots, caramel. Dense, velvety, luscious palate with a creamy, dense structure, fine, well-integrated acidity, diverse, dense aromas, strong, full of sweetness, very long, dense, full finish. | drink until 2050

Vintage 2016

91/100 points

Wine Advocat - Robert Parker
Donatsch's 2016 Pinot Gris "Föhnbeerenauslese" combines finesse with intensity and power. Clear, bright and spicy on the toasty and yeasty nose, this is a fiery, sweet and elegant, even playful sweet wine with honey and white nougat notes, tension and a certain salinity. The 2016 is still extremely young but indicates huge aging potential. Tasted in January 2020. Total production: 600 375-milliliter bottles. It was just released.
| 2024 until 2050

Vintage 2016

18/20 points

SWZ / Swiss wine magazine
 
Velvety, opulent, creamy, strong bouquet, dried apricots, honey, fine citrus, chalk, mint. Lush, full, powerful palate with a dense, creamy structure, varied aromas, fine acidity, strong sweetness, long, plump finish.
 
| drink until 2040

Vintage 2015

18/20 points

SWZ / Swiss wine magazine
 
Velvety, strong, finely opulent bouquet, honey, fresh hops, biscuit, dried apricots, poetic, creamy palate, strong sweetness, ripe acidity, fresh aromas, long, full finish.
 
| drink until 2038

Vintage 2014

94/100 points

Wine Advocat - Robert Parker
The 2014 Pinot Gris Föhnbeerenauslese is super clear, fine and mineral on the nose. Made from shriveled berries dried by the sun, this is a concentrated, piquant and refreshing sweet wine with very fine tannins and good grip and tension. This is a tight, fresh, well-structured, salty, long and aromatic sweet wine that should be great with foie gras. Tasted November 2018.
| 2024 until 2050

Vintage 2014

18/20 points

SWZ / Swiss wine magazine
 
Velvety, opulent, strong bouquet, dried apricots, vanilla, raisins, honey. Strong, velvety, full palate with a creamy structure, strong sweetness, opulent aromas, long, plump finish.
 
| drink until 2038