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French winery La Cave releases Gentil de Pfaff 2011

DBR Staff Writer Published 09 January 2013

France-based winery La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim has released a new appellation d'origine controlee (AOC) Alsace Blanc wine - Gentil de Pfaff 2011.

Gentil is made from 25% Pinot Blanc, 23% Gewurztraminer, 20% Sylvaner, 16% Pinot Gris and 16% Riesling grapes that are hand-picked and pressed by pneumatic presses with vertical drains.

According to the region's generic body Vins d'Alsace, the Gentil de Pfaff is blended from a minimum of 50% AOC Alsace Riesling, Muscat, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, and has to pass a tasting test before being bottled and sold under the Gentil denomination, reported Drinks International.

Gentil de Pfaff 2011 is currently available in the US, Canada, Belgium, the UK, Slovakia, Sweden and Norway for €6.50.