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.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.