I received a couple new samples of Pinot Blanc from Alsace this week and couldn’t wait to dive in. The first bottle comes from Trimbach, a family winery with roots in viticulture dating back to the 1600’s. Their 2009 Pinot Blanc is dry, balanced, and very food-friendly.
Trimbach pours a pale gold in the glass and has simple, elegant aromas of citrus and flowers. The palate is refreshing and clean with tastes of lemon, honeydew, and apricot. Healthy acidity and a dry finish makes this a great wine to pair with a variety of cuisines. (12.5% alcohol, $15)
My Wine Rating – B+
Food Pairing Suggestions – Pair with a salad with brie cheese, shellfish, or charcuterie.