Founded in 1954, Hunawihr is rather small for a Co-operative, with 110 members and 200 hectares of vineyard. Grapes for the Pinot Gris Réserve are grown in vineyards running along the South and South-East facing hillside slopes of Hunawihr, at an altitude of 250-320m. The vineyards cover an area of 36 hectares, over a calcareous clay soil. The average age of the vines is 25 years old.
Slow, cool fermentation followed by four months in stainless steel tanks to settle.. No malolactic fermentation.
A deep pale gold; a lightly smoky nose with elegant hints of pear and fresh apricot.
The finish is long and elegant with nice aromas of smoke, apricot and a touch of caramel.