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Van Volxem, Weißburgunder, 2008

Posted by Torsten 25 May 2010

These days, I find myself drinking more and more Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc). It can be very food friendly (especially when you go for lighter food, fish and the seasonal asparagus (even though the latter is always a bit tricky)) and I enjoy the contrast to the sharper Riesling. A particularly good and typical recent example for Weißburgunder came from the Saar river, very close to the Mosel. It looked a little bit like this:

And what about aromas and flavours? I think I will keep it short for today: melon, really juicy; apple and pear; roasted almond; a bit of smoke; a certain earthiness, but light; very creamy mineral - so creamy in fact it made us think of crème fraiche. As often with (German) Pinot Blanc, for me it brought back memories of vanilla scented hand lotion.

Smooth, juicy, creamy, very refreshing, really good balance and not too strong, this was a great companion for a hot spring night and a pea risotto.

Even better companions were Jenny and Simon from From Blackpool to Basel, who enjoyed the Van Volxem with me last Sunday. For those of you curious about German wine, please do have a look at the blog - worth checking out.