2018 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc
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Weinbach’s Pinot Blanc is actually a blend of 70% Auxerrois and just 30% Pinot Blanc. For the nerdier, recent studies of the DNA ‘fingerprints’ imply that Auxerrois is a cross between Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir. In Alsace, the term “Pinot Blanc” can be used to describe wines made from any or all of the following grapes: Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Weinbach’s blend comes from both the Clos des Capucins’ 45-year-old vines and a plot from the limestone-clay soils at the foot of the Altenbourg vineyard. As with the dry Rieslings, the Pinot Blanc is whole bunch pressed, and it is the only wine at the Domaine fermented and raised in steel tank. Obviously, we would not bring this wine in unless we thought it was outstanding. The 2017 is a super delicious example, riper than recent years and therefore more textural with a core of something exotic threaded through with a punchy, grapefruity freshness.