Barth Rene Pinot Blanc 2013

There is a light, fruitiness to this Alsation Pinot Blanc that makes it lovely to drink year 'round as an aperitif, or all day long when the weather is warm.
SKU: 2566
$17.80

Details

Details

From the winemaker, Michel Fonne: The Pinot Blanc is well-rounded yet delicate, combines freshness and softness, representing the happy medium in the range of Alsace wines. The Pinot Blanc Tradition is soft and delicate, fresh and supple, is the ideal all-purpose Alsace wine. He is perfect with most foods (seafood, country buffets), cold starters (melon and parma ham, char-grilled vegetables with olive oil). Lightness, fruitiness, mild acidity and low alcohol contribute to make this a very pleasant and easy wine to drink!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard No
Winemaker Michel Fonne
Producer Barth Rene
Alcohol 12.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 0.00
Acidity (g/l) 0.00
Closure Screw Cap
Cellar Potential No
Grape Variety 100% - Pinot Blanc
Body light
Sweetness dry
region Alsace

Region

Alsace


The magical land between the Vosges and the Rhine is best known as a region offering many gustatory delights, both upon the plate and in the glass. The region was home to a very early version of "weight-watchers" when the Societe des Maigres (the League of Lean Men) was founded in the seventeenth century.

Alsace offers a diversion from one primary characteristic of French winegrowing districts, in that the wines are labelled with the name of the grape variety, rather than that of village or region. And it's worth noting that while the names of these varieties are often Germanic, like Riesling and Gewurztraminer (without the umlaut in French), the style of the wines has more similarity to that of Burgundy than it does with the bottlings from the other side of the Rhine.

German ownership of Alsace between 1871 and 1918 did little to change this. Other notable wines are made from Pinot Gris, Muscat, Pinot Auxerrois and Sylvaner, though the latter two are still excluded from Grand Cru status in most cases.

Subregion

Haut-Rhin


The name meaning "Upper Rhine", this is the smaller of the two departments that make up Alsace. However, the district is home to most of the finest wines produced in the province. It runs from just between Ribeauville and Selestat in the north, all the way down to the Swiss border at Basel in the south.