2011 Domaine Weinbach "Réserve Personnelle" Pinot Blanc

SKU #1112074

Domaine Weinbach's vineyards have been biodynamic since 2005. From the "Clos des Capucins" and the marly limestone soil at the foot of the Altembourg, this Pinot Blanc is rich and supple and round in the classic Alsatian style, with a soft, delicate midpalate. Layers of luscious fruit are balanced by fine acids, making this an elegant aperitif or pairing with savory tarts, quiche, and light fish or white meat dishes.

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By: David Driscoll |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/12/2013  | Send Email
Stunningly good white wine with a delicate balance of weight and flavor. Slight nutty flavors with saline notes and crisp acidity - this is the kind of wine I wish I could drink everyday.

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Varietal:

Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Alsace

- A region and appellation in France that has been a part of both France and Germany throughout history. Geologically isolated from both countries, Alsace has also maintained much of its own culture and wine tradition, while also being influenced by the traditions of both countries. Alsatian wine is easily recognized by it traditional tall bottles. Alsatian wine makers produce a unique style of varietal wine, 90 percent of which is white.
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