Winemaker: Vincent Gross is a fourth generation winemaker just outside Colmar in Alsace. He crafts exquisite, biodynamic cuvées from a handful of grapes, each a precise expression of terroir and technique. Ranging from dry to sweet, and from red to white or orange, Gross’s wines are exciting and bursting with life.
Varietal: Pinot Blanc is a humble grape, known for its soft texture and round mouthfeel. It’s pleasant rather than profound, showing exotic notes of pineapple, orchard fruit, and a soft minerality. It ranges from off-dry to dry — today’s is totally dry.
Wine: Gross’s 2018 Pinot Blanc is utterly pleasant. The nose bursts with honey, lime, minerals, and lemon peel. The mouth is softer than Gross’s Riesling, with notes of apple, pear and lychee. Though it bursts onto the palate with ripe, mouth filling fruit, it finishes quite dry and clean; and at 12% alcohol you could even serve it before lunch.
Pairing: We love using wines like this as an aperitif — delight background music to unwind after a day staring at Zoom. Hungry? Pair it with sushi or Indian.
Gross Pinot Blanc 2018
bottle price: $22
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