Pinot Blanc, AOC Alsace – 2013
Softly light yellow with green reflections, this 2013 Pinot Blanc glitters in the glass, while fragrances play around the nose. Aromas reminiscent of farmer’s pears, aromatic mountain hay and lemon peel are followed by delicate fruit flourishes, exotic coriander and minerals. On the palate, again there are fruit flavors and a dynamic, ripe acidity that refreshes, while the firm minerality gives the right tension. The fine-balanced body is light, but after aeration, the wine does not lose its mineral-aromatic character. The dignified fruity final of this lovely Pinot Blanc suggests a second glass.