The Pinot Noir de Rorschwihr from expert winemaker Rolly Gassmann is rather unique for the Alsace region. Normally known for its mineral-forward wines, the region is home to some of the world’s best Rieslings, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer. The Rolly Gassmann Pinot Noir de Rorschwihr offers a unique take on this famous grape.
The Rolly Gassmann Pinot Noir de Rorschwihr is rather light. It is subtle and subdued on the palate. It is quite dry, offering very little sweetness, and is quite acidic. To the eye: it is astonishingly clear and offers a light, red color that could be mistaken for a dark Rosé in certain lights. On the nose: minerality is observed with slight tannic tones and a subtle fruitiness. On the palate: minerality is the name of the game. It is extremely light on the palate, but offers a refreshing sip that serves excellently as a light digestif.
This deliciously fresh take on Pinot Noir should be paired with light starters, such as carpaccio and salads. On its own, it can be refreshing, but is better accompanying food to complement subtle flavors.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.