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Alsace Pinot Blancs tend to be broad and
creamy, with musky apple tones—which
describes this bottling perfectly.
What You Need To Know
The Pinot Blanc grape (known as
Pinot Bianco in Italy) yields medium- to full-bodied white wines
that can range from creamy and soft to crisp and zesty. This
example comes from Alsace, the eastern French region that,
unlike the rest of France, labels its wines by grape variety, not
where they’re grown. Alsace is one of the world’s top regions for
Pinot Blanc, producing whites that combine a luscious texture
with intense fruit and minerality. This bottling comes from
Bestheim & Châteaux, a co-op close to Colmar that has been
around, in one form or another, since 1765. In a terrific vintage like
2011, when Alsace vintners experienced the Indian summer of
their dreams, Bestheim’s reserve Pinot Blanc achieved ideal
Minerally pear scents.
and pear flavors.
Rich fish dishes; poultry,
pork or veal.