Gris d’Hammamet

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Gris d'Hammamet - 2011

Gris d’Hammamet – 2011
Photograph by www.DiscoverParis.net

In early September we ventured into Le Comptoir de Tunisie, a boutique that sells fine-food products from Tunisia. There, on the shelf, we spotted a bottle of Gris d’Hammamet. We’ve tasted rosés, reds, and whites, but rarely do we come across a vin gris, a “grey” wine. Intrigued, we purchased it and took it home to try.

After chilling it in our refrigerator, we opened it to taste. A dry, medium-bodied wine with a note similar to a poppy-flavored kir that we once enjoyed, it has a brilliant, pale, pink-and-orange peach-skin color. A long finish revealed a slight caramel flavor. The wine went well with a veal dish that we prepared.

Le Comptoir de Tunisie
30, rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris
Tel. 01.42.97.14.04
Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Metro: Palais-Royal (Lines 1 and 7) and Pyramides (Lines 7 and 14)

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