Bright yellow in color with a greenish tint, this elegant wine from France’s Alsace region smells like lemon tart and green melon with wet stone in the background. I like how the bright citrus flavors of orange zest and pink grapefruit jump out initially, and then stand aside for the mellower flavors of peaches and quince. There is also a hint of smoky spiciness which pairs well with the mild curry flavors in Greg’s mussels dish. Yet the wine is not too heavy, which is important when served with the fairly delicate flavors of steamed mussels, and the wine’s silky texture accompanies the slight creaminess found in the broth.
Pairs With Curry Favor with these Farmed Mussels
Also pairs well with appetizers, creamy cheeses, chicken, fish, herbs, pasta, pork, salad, salmon, shellfish.
- Category White Wine
- Varietal Pinot Gris
- Region Alsace France