Lucien Albrecht Pinot Blanc 2011

Lucien Albrecht Pinot BlancTasting Date: January 02, 2013

Varietal:         Pinot Blanc

Country:         France

Tasting Date Price:  $13.99

Rating:           n/a

Alcohol Content:         13%

Vineyard Website:  http://www.lucien-albrecht.fr/htgb/frameset02.htm

Visual Aspect:         Very light pink

Nose:                       Clean & fresh fruit

Palate:                      Supple full texture with stone fruit notes & clean acidity finish.

Food Pairing:             Tarte flambee,(a French white pizza)

Lightest Pinot grape of all, Pinot Blanc. Albrecht family has been involved in wine growing since Romanu Albrecht first settled in Thann in 1425. Albrechts have a particular talent for making a Pinot Blanc that’s harvested when the fruit is perfectly & fully ripe, imparting a supple, full texture w/ stone fruit notes & clean acidity on the finish. Enjoy w/ Alsace ’s answer to white pizza – the tarte flambee, (garnished with crème fraiche or fromage blanc, onions & lardons or ham), or w/ salad & lighter starter courses.

winemaker’s notes: This wine, made 100% from Pinot Blanc, is unoaked and fresh with a soft dry fruit. It is the wine to drink at home as an aperitif or with all casual family meals. Picked when very mature, harmonious with a lively spring finesse.

Winery Info: When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country.

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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