I have been on a bit of a hunt recently, looking for the right Pinot Gris that suits my palate and Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Pinot Gris 2014, is on the right track.
Pinot Grigio is traditionally known to be on the dryer side, but in France’s Alsace region, one can find Pinto Gris to be styled slightly sweeter. It is reported that the Alsatians have been growing Pinot Gris for close to 500 years, making it the benchmark style for new world wine regions looking to produce the same.
Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Pinot Gris 2014
On colour, Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Pinot Gris 2014 holds a crisp golden hue. On the nose, apple, peach and pear and hard candy jump out. On the palate, tempered acidity, smokiness, tobacco blended into a medium sweet feel that ends with slight mineral at the back of the mouth is experienced. It has a mild level of complexity that makes this a somewhat palate agnostic and great party favour wine.
Though I was surprised by the sweetness in Willy Gisselbrecht Tradition Pinot Gris 2014, the complex nature of this wine balanced out the residual sugar notes, making this a Pinot Gris I would definitely buy again.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $17.95
We gave this wine a 4.5 out of 5