2021 Domaine Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris au Puits des Moines

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Alsace
Winery Domaine Allimant-Laugner
Vintage 2021
Grape Auxerrois Pinot Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2023 - 2030
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The Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris AOC Alsace or the Pinot Grigio as the Italians call it is a 100% Pinot Gris and this Pinot Gris au Puits des Moines is the Grandcru among the Pinot Gris. The vineyard is located below the Praelatenberg, where granite and clay-ferrous elements come together, giving the grapes a wonderful complexity. This wine is only made in years where the grapes can hang a few weeks longer than usual, so in vintages with rainy periods around the harvest, this wine is not made. The Pinot Gris grapes are harvested fourteen days after the traditional harvest of Pinot Gris to allow for over-ripeness and ripening of the grapes, but with care for balance and a very present acidity. Nicolas Laugner's goal is to produce a delicate sweet wine, but characterized by finesse and freshness. This is therefore a medium-sweet wine with great freshness and is a perfect companion for soft cheeses, fois gras, but also fruit salads

FACT: The Pinot Gris is also known under the names pinot grigio, malvoisie, grauburgunder, ruländer and szürkebarát. This purple-white grape descends from the well-known grape for red wine, the pinot noir, and this also explains why the Pinot Gris has a darker color in the glass than wines from the pinot blanc. This is due to the light pink grapes. They provide more color and a slightly different taste (especially fruitier) than the Pinot blanc and the Allimant Laugner Pinot Gris is a textbook example of this.

ABOUT DOMAINE ALLIMANT-LAUGNER

The origins of Domaine Allimant-Laugner begin with 2 families who have cultivated the vineyards since the 17th century, the Laugners in the village of Dieffenthal and the Allimants in Saint-Hippolyte. In 1816 and after participating in all of Napoleon's campaigns, Captain François-Antoine Allimant buys more vines on the hills of Haut-Koenigsbourg and a beautiful 1664 farmhouse in the village of Orschwiller, the current property of the domain. Like most families, the Allimants still lived off multi-crop cultivation but chose to focus more on wine with Charles Allimant, who started bottling his wine in 1949 and developed their distribution with his daughter Mariette and her husband René Laugner . Their eldest son Hubert took over in 1984, gave the domain real fame together with his wife Françoise, and since 2013 with their son Nicolas. The family manages Domaine Allimant-Laugner as a beautiful heritage for more than 10 generations.

The privilege of having a product of this unique authentic terroir also gives a responsibility and so Domaine Allimant-Laugner works naturally with the utmost respect for the environment. All tasks are (pruning, plucking, maintenance) and also because the close contact with the vines makes it easier to understand what the needs are. In order to properly control the strength of the vines and to preserve the ecosystem, we mainly work with alternating plowed and grassy rows. Also in the cellar, modernity and tradition must be well balanced to produce precise and fine wines, but with a minimal human and environmental imprint. They work with a brand new pneumatic press and stainless steel tanks with temperature control and fermentation takes place only with natural yeasts. The basis is laid in the unique vineyards that have been managed by the family for 10 generations. Domaine Allimant-Laugner makes great wines with respect and modernity.

Read more under the Winery tab - here you will also find some photos and a video of this beautiful domain.

Vineyard for 2021 Domaine Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris au Puits des Moines

The origins of Domaine Allimant-Laugner begin with 2 families who have cultivated the vineyards since the 17th century, the Laugners in the village of Dieffenthal and the Allimants in Saint-Hippolyte. In 1816 and after participating in all of Napoleon's campaigns, Captain François-Antoine Allimant buys more vines on the Haut-Koenigsbourg hills and a beautiful 1664 farm in the village of Orschwiller, the current property of the domain.

Like most families, the Allimants still subsisted on growing more crops but chose to focus more on wine with Charles Allimant, who began bottling his wine in 1949 and developed their distribution with his daughter Mariette and her husband René Laugner. . Their eldest son Hubert took over in 1984, gave the domain real fame together with his wife Françoise, and since 2013 with their son Nicolas. The family manages Domaine Allimant-Laugner as a beautiful heritage of more than 10 generations.

The 7 varieties from Alsace (Alsace) are grown on a total of 12 hectares of vines, representing 40 separate plots of different orientations, ages and terroirs. This division of parcels is essential for the varieties to be properly expressed on the right grounds. South of the village, between Orschwiller and Saint-Hippolyte, the heavy clay and limestone soils are particularly suitable for the Pinots. North of the village as far as Châtenois there are granitic soils which allow the production of more aromatic Riesling and Gewurztraminer. Above Orschwiller, the granite and schist hills of the Praelatenberg have been turned into vines since the 9th century. This terroir allows the production of precise and very typical wines, naturally classified as Grand Cru d'Alsace. The plots have a density of more than 5500 vines per hectare, which promotes competition and deeper rooting, for better typicity. The more competition the harder a grape has to work and the deeper it has to root. Bad for high volumes but perfect for quality and that is what this house stands for.

The demand for sparkling wine is also growing in the region and the Crémants Blanc and Rosé, produced by the traditional method with our local varieties, represent half of the production of Domaine Allimant-Laugner and have certainly given the house much more international fame. after each and every one of the wines has received very high ratings from the international wine press.

The privilege of a product of this unique authentic terroir also entails a responsibility and so Domaine Allimant-Laugner works naturally with the greatest respect for the environment. All tasks (plant pruning, picking, maintenance) are done naturally, also because the close contact with the vines gives a better understanding of the needs. In order to properly control the vigor of the vines and preserve the ecosystem, work is mainly done with alternating plowed and grassy rows. Also in the cellar, modernity and tradition must be well balanced to produce accurate and refined wines, but with a minimal human and ecological imprint. They work with a brand new pneumatic press and stainless steel tanks with temperature control and fermentation takes place only with natural yeasts. The foundation is laid in the unique vineyards which have been managed by the family for 10 generations. With respect and modernity, Domaine Allimant-Laugner makes great wines.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Alsace
Winery Domaine Allimant-Laugner
Grape Auxerrois, Pinot Blanc
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Fruity, Powerful, Spicy, Lightly sweet, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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