Normally all or almost all made from the Clos Windsbuhl, the 2014 Pinot Gris Roche Calcaire also includes the entire Jebsal along with selected grapes from the Heimbourg. Due to the fruit fly (drosophila suzukii), the grapes were picked earlier than usual and without botrytis, which lead to a seriously dry Pinot Gris. This displays a ripe and very elegant bouquet of ripe fruits along with some flinty/mineral flavors. Full-bodied and rich on the palate, with a nice piquancy and tight tannin structure, this is a rich and powerful Pinot Gris with just 2.5 grams of residual sugar and – due to the Jebsal portion of 40% – 14.07% alcohol. Despite its richness, the wine indicates a nice purity as well, but should be cellared for at least another three to five years. Bottled in September 2015, tasted in December 2016.
Score: 92+ points -- Stephan Reinhardt, Feb 2017, Wine Advocate