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DH Lescombes

DH Lescombes
2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

DH Lescombes
2018 Heritage Series, Pinot Gris, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Brushed amber color. Aromas of white peach, honeysuckle, melon, and lime with a supple, vibrant, fruity light body and an effortless, medium-length orange blossom candies and apple compote finish with no oak flavor. An unusually fruit-forward Pinot Gris with nice concentration; accessible and gulpable.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: white peach, honeysuckle, melon, and lime
Taste Flavor: orange blossom candies and apple compote
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An unusually fruit-forward Pinot Gris with nice concentration; accessible and gulpable.

The Producer

Lescombes Family Vineyards

The Producer
1325 de Baca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 505-546-9324

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.