St Verny Pinot Gris Les Coutayres 2018 Auvergne
La Cave Saint-Verny is the sole co-operative in the Puy-de-Dome departement in central France's Auvergne area, and was founded in 1950. They buy grapes annually from 115 small growers, most of which consists of the permitted varieties gamay and pinot noir.
This is from the Caves' experimental parcel of Pinot Gris, a single hectare. It is distinguished by its rich texture, almost Alsace-like, with plenty of appetising peach, apricot and a touch of sunny pineapple.