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Pinot Blanc delight.


Producer

Seal of Approval 1Hofbauer

Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4380037
Composition
Pinot Blanc 100%
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
12.5 %
Stock
49
Last tasted
September 14 2017
Keep until
2020+
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Weinviertel
Variety
Blend
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

A nose of hazelnuts followed by pink grapefruit. In the mouth, the wine balances creamy honeyed notes with refreshing citrus notes. Serve with summer salads sprinkled with roasted nuts, with Sunday roast pork or creamy pasta dishes or, as attested by a customer, with "Moroccan spiced (cumin and coriander) fish cakes with Indian-spiced (turmeric) potatoes and spiced (cumin and cayenne) pea / tomato medley. It was a perfect pairing!"

Ben says (September 2017): A first impression would seem to indicate that this is a Riesling. Of course it is not. Whilst the aroma and flavour descriptions still fit to an extent (the hazelnut has given way to a more petrol aroma, hence the grape confusion), this wine has gained some real elegance and depth with age. The food pairing that sprang to mind (Joelle's mind) was for a saffron infused creamy seafood dish.

It is a wine-lover's wine and only for those who deserve it. Treat it with reverence and you will get a return beyond that for which you may have hoped.

 



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