2014 Selbach Oster Pinot Blanc Mosel (last of vintage) (Previously $18)

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By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/1/2016 | Send Email
Selbach-Oster knocks their Pinot Blanc straight out of the park. Right off the bat a beautiful yeasty, leesy bread note jumps out of the glass. It’s complimented by a lovely lanolin-like minerality and the pretty floral and citrus combination of an overripe lime, the kind that turn yellow if you leave them on the tree for too long. Dry and full bodied the wine is rich on the palate yet light on its feet. It is fresh, but not crisp. It begs for good company and a summer evening spent outside just as the cool night sets in. A must try for any Pinot Blanc lover.

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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:

Germany

- Thanks to a recent string of excellent vintages and to the reemergence of Germany onto the international wine writing scene, this is a country that's hot, hot, hot! Germany is divided into 13 wine Region and produces a very wide variety of wine styles, from incredibly high-acid, dry wines to some of the sweetest, most unctuous concoctions on the planet and even a few surprisingly hearty reds. Most of the highest-quality wines are grown on steep banks along the rivers in these Region. Small vineyards are still mostly hand tended and picked, due to the difficult nature of mechanization on these slopes. White wine production accounts for nearly 80% of the total with Riesling being the most important varietal, though Muller-Thurgau is still more widely planted. Click for a list of bestselling items from Germany.
Sub-Region:

Mosel-Saar-Ruwer