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André Stentz Alsace Pinot Blanc

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Description

A wine as delightful and endearing as the man who makes it

Alsace is one of the great traditional wine regions of France, but has been slightly overlooked in the British market of late. It’s long overdue for a resurgence, given the quality and sheer drinkability of the wines made there. This Pinot Blanc (70%) and Auxerrois (30%) blend is a perfect example of what makes Alsatian wines amazing. It’s the ideal white to enjoy chilled on a hot summer day, but it stands up well to the winter cold as well. All in all, it’s a highly versatile wine that deserves its place in your wine cellar. The wine has brilliant flavours of summer orchard fruits, highly concentrated and easy for even novice palates to detect. The scent is light and floral, with refreshing acidity in the backbone. Its length is wonderfully long, making it a wine that you’ll enjoy over and over again.

Taste

Hugely drinkable, Impressive length and lovely backbone of acidity

Aroma

Yellow-flesh peach and nectarine

André Stentz

The Stentz family have been winemakers in Wettolsheim (6 kilometres from Colmar), since 1674! With vineyards planted on the well-exposed slopes of the Vosges mountains, the vines benefit from a particularly favourable microclimate in the shadow of their peaks. André Stentz also has prized vineyard land in the Grand Cru area of Hengst (for Pinot Noir). Organic since 1984, an early convert in this region, André is one of the cheeriest and most mild mannered winegrowers you’ll ever meet.

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