2010 Louis Sipp "Nature'S" Pinot Blanc (last of vintage) (Previously $15)

SKU #1114192

Organically farmed from vineyard plots around RibeauvillÚ, this Pinot Blanc's dry character is set off by a citrusy nose which reverberate on the palate with mineral and finesse. A versatile table wine and a refreshing cocktail wine, the concentrated and fresh qualities of the 2010 vintage express themselves generously.

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By: Gary Westby |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 11/6/2012  | Send Email
The wines of Louis Sipp impressed me at the staff tasting today with their purity and balance. This is very tasty, medium to full bodied wine with a creamy almost marmalade like nose. Although it is quite broad on the palate, it comes together very nicely on the finish. This is wonderful on its own, and also very good with finger food!

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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

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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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