Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2009
Even though Pinot Blanc is very old (from the 16th century), it achieved its present reputation over the last few years. This grape variety does not originate from Burgundy but actually comes from Northern Italy.
30% Pinot Blanc / 70% Pinot Auxerrois
Harvested from 9 September to 15 September 2009.
Pneumatic pressing and static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for 1-4 months. Maturation on the lees for 7 months. Bottled February 2011.
Bright yellow colour with green tints. The nose is fine and delicate, floral and fruity at the same time. Green lime and grapefruit dominate. On the palate the onset is generous, full bodied but elegant. Mineral notes match perfectly with hints of peach, lemon and green apple.
This is the ideal aperitif wine, a crowd pleaser. It would also match well with charcuterie platters, sea food or even asparagus.