It’s a rare thing indeed when a wine reaches near-perfectness in how balanced it can be. Bestheim Pinot Gris Classic is one of those wines. Made using one of the revered Alsatian grapes, Bestheim creates a truly wonderful experience for wine lovers around the world.
To the eye: the wine shines through golden, like the late afternoon sun hitting wheat fields and turning everything gold. A beautiful site that can remind one of nectar. To the nose: it has notes of apricot and nectarine. Some afterthoughts of pear can be detected as well. On the palate: This beautiful wine rolls over the tongue easily and coats it quite generously. The wine has an oily feel to it which enhances the balanced nature of it. It is a medium body wine that is not too bold, nor too light. It veers a little on the sweet side, but has a nice balance thanks to the slight dryness that shines through. While veering to the softer side, there is quite a bit of acidity there to help freshen the palate towards the end of the sip.
This wine is perfectly paired with seafood and will complement any seafood dish wonderfully. This can be paired with dishes with light sauces, like a cream chicken dish, or even a light pork dish. However, if you’re looking to step out of your comfort zone with this wine, a must-try would be Spanish Spicy Mussels. This tapas-style dish incorporates mussels, dry white wine, chili, onions, garlic, olive oil, almonds and hazelnuts (if these aren’t available, try experimenting with nuts found in your local area, like cashews), crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste, and parsley. Serve this on freshly toasted bread (try brushing your bread with extra virgin olive oil before toasting) and pairing with Bestheim Pinot Gris Classic. The perfect combination for a relaxing evening sitting on the balcony taking in the summer air.
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.