2021 Pinot Blanc, Rivino Vineyard
Primarily produced as a single varietal in Alsace in northeast France and the Alto Adige region of Italy, Pinot Blanc is the white counterpart to Pinot Noir. Very delicate, with tightly packed clusters on the vine, this grape variety results in light, refreshing wines that easily showcase winemaking style and terroir. This limited production, vintage is a special release.
TASTING NOTES: Fresh from start to finish, this enchanting wine begs to be paired with food. Upfront, aromas of honeysuckle and lemon are framed by an undercurrent of subtle spice. Full-bodied on the mid-palate, with orchard flavors of sun-ripened apricots and pear. Our winemakers chose to filter this vintage twice, resulting in
a crisp, dry wine with excellent structure. The finish is rounded out nicely with juicy fruit, delicate citrus, and chalky minerality.
FOOD PAIRING: Pinot Blanc calls for fresh oysters or steamed mussels. Well-matched with chicken or fish, this varietal would be perfect for both brunch and lunch fare. Or, try Tom Meadowcroft’s recommendation of moussaka.