Points Cardinaux "Métiss" (Pinot d'Alsace) 2014

SKU/Code: 
DB1377-14
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Pinot Blanc
Country: 
France
Region: 
Alsace
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
Bott-Geyl

The Points Cardinaux is a new label for the wine previously known as Pinot d'Alsace. Legally, they can no longer call this wine Pinot d'Alsace, as it's a blend. The new name hints at the four pinots in the wine - P - O - I - N - T - S, could be shuffled to spell P - I - N - O - T - S. And Cardinaux refers to the four directions of the compass, "cardinal points", suggesting the four Pinots in the blend. 

This is the same great wine, made from 40% Pinot Blanc, 40% Pinot Auxerrois, 10% Pinot Gris, and 10% Pinot Noir (vinified white). The fruit comes from 2.5 hectares of vineyards with vines ranging from 20-25 years of age in Béblenheim and Zellenberg. They are planted in clay, marl, and limestone soils. The fermentation starts spontaneously and lasts eight months. 

This is a 2/9 on the sweetness scale.