Our wine tonight to pair with my Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. Just enough sweetness (not overpowering at all) that handled the mid spiciness of our wraps.
The nose reveals, ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus, blend, orange/tangerine & stone fruit. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens.
The palate is full, round, thick and slightly gluey-waxy. Delicious & easy to sip. Ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus blend, orange/tangerine, green melon, white & yellow peach and apricots. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol notes with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens. If you like cool climate acidity, you’ll love this Pinot Blanc. It’s like a rushing, clean, mountain stream. The finish is; ripe, rich, well balanced and refreshingly delicious.
Quite a nice wine & QPR.
Photos of; Anne & Jean Trimbach, their ancient large oak vats lined with tartaric crystals and Trimbach. The whole area is a blend of German & French architecture.
Additional notes; Alsace changed hands twice (French & Germany) over two World Wars. Alsace has also had two rebuild their vineyards twice after German tanks crushed their vineyards during both World Wars. Further ransacked & drank their wine cellars. If you know anything about how long it takes to replant and mature vines to get usable fruit (7 years minimum), it is a tremendous financial burden, if not disaster for wine producers. — 15 days ago
Juicy, hay, red berries, with long acidic finish. One of my favorites! — a day ago
Les Riceys Champagne Terroir Study (all Les Riceys•2009 vintage•Pinot noir•zero dosage•4 different sites) + Old vs. New World Grenache Study: cleaner fruit, more fruit presence balances acidity, slight autolytic character — 11 hours ago
Jack and Jamie Davies revived the historic vineyards and cellars in 1965, with a goal to produce world-class sparkling wines, passing torch to their son Hugh. A blend of 81% Pinot Noir and 19% Chardonnay (blend varies each year) with stone and berry fruit aromas and earthy spice. On the palate the light mousse shows raspberry, peach and mango flavors with biscuit and slight baking spice notes. Long finish, lively acidity ending with citrus and yeasty tones. Grab a bottle for Valentine’s Day. — 3 days ago
Alsace, France Pinot Blanc. Wine absolutely rocks. Well rounded with a fresh fruity bouquet. Delightful does not do it justice. — 6 days ago
Notes of stone fruit with a hint of citrus and tons of minerality. Slightly salty on the tongue. Paired very well with spicy BBQ chicken. — a day ago
16/20 (89/100) Первый нос выражено минеральный, известковый; в развитии появляются лимон, жареный лесной орех, сладкие яблоки, груши, слива и ваниль; по мере нагревания в бокале начинает выпирать неприятный тон летучей кислотности, так что пить лучше охлаждённым. Умеренная тельность, высокая кислотность, заметные танины (ферментация с гребнями). Йодистый тон во вкусе. Интересное. — 11 days ago
Really good wine! Austere but ripe, fresh and precise. Citrus and steely on the nose, riper but zippy on the palate, immense value for money 😊 — 2 days ago
Clear gold color. Dry medium+ acid. Grapefruit, lemon zest, and minerals. Have a fresh and bright finish. — 7 days ago