Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Jun 3, 2010 Paul Zinck Portrait Pinot Gris 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestAlsace, France $19-24I went to this week’s international release trade tasting expecting to sample new beer (check), BBQ wines (check) and patio sippers (check). Fun, flighty, summery. But then I came across this little smoky surprise – a sustainably farmed Pinot Gris from respected Alsatian father-son duo Zinck. Paul (Sr. Zinck) is deeply rooted in tradition and history: hand-harvesting, vineyard layout. Phillippe (Jr. Zinck) has introduced modern technology – stelvin lux enclosures, stainless steel fermentation. The duo works. This wine is in their entry level tier – wine focused on showcasing the varietal characteristic typical of the area. If you think you know Pinot Gris, try this.Bright citrus cuts through the powerfully smoky nose, and carries through to the palate along with a burst of herbaceous lemon and stone fruit. The finish is long, spicy and dry. Big and fat married with lean, crisp mineral – the contrast makes for a very interesting glass. Perhaps not quite right for that summer BBQ – but if you need a talker for that pork or veal chop, seek this one out.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)FranceWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Victoria / Wine Events August 21, 2018 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 21, 2018 Crush – A Fine Wine Affair – Sunday, October 21, 2018 This year’s live auction features an 1845 bottle of Cossart Gordon Madeira Solera ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Comments are closed.