Paul Anheuser, Blanc de Noir, Nahe, Germany, 2020
100% Pinot Noir (white)
WHITE STONE FRUIT & QUINCE, GENTLE FLINT & FOREST BLOSSOMS
While a white Pinot Noir might not be on the radar for most of us, but this red grape variety has a wealth of experience being vinified without skin contact to produce white wines. In fact, France’s Champagne began utilizing this technique even before exploring sparkling wine! This rendition brings together piquant orchard-ish notes with a delicate perfume in a round, yet fresh, elegant package that’s distinctive and delicious.
Serving Suggestion: Pork chops w/ baked apples & boiled potatoes w/ dill. Savory beet salad w/ citrus, chèvre, & quince-sherry vinaigrette. Macadamia-crusted baked halibut.