Gris de Toul AOP
Côtes de Toul
Once flourishing, Lorraine vineyards have been destroyed by 3 consecutive French-German wars: 1870, 1914 and 1939. In the early 1950's, a handful of talented winegrowers and winemakers, whose families have always lived in the area, decided to revive the appellation and replanted vines that could thrive in this very continental weather. 45 years later, vines are blossoming and the Cotes de Toul appellation is back on the map!
Planted on 5.5 hectares of clay-limestone soils, on a "cuesta" topography similar to some areas in Burgundy, Gamay and Pinot Noir grapes are harvested and sorted out manually by the same team every year. The juice from direct press goes into fermentation under temperature control and is raised on fine lies in stainless steel tanks for 3 to 4 months.
While its nose reveals powerful notes of strawberry and raspberry, its mouth is round and full with an elegant acidity and a pleasant fruity finish. Ideally pairs with seafood, fish, and also salads, charcuterie and spicy food.