Points Cardinaux "Métiss" (Pinot d'Alsace)

2015

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. 

 

SKU/Code: 
DB1377-15
Product Line: 
White
Varietal: 
Pinot Blanc
Country: 
France
Region: 
Alsace
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic
90 points
"A wonderful hint of Mandarin peel on the nose translates onto zesty, juicy freshness on the palate. This shows ripe pear and juicy citrus, with intense echoes of tangerine peel. A highly appetizing, fruity but light and dry wine. This will get any party going."
Anne Krebiehl, MW,
Wine Enthusiast
, 4/1/2018