Even thought the Pinot Blanc is very old (already known in the 16th century), it achieved its present reputation only during the last few years. This grape variety is not originating from the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region but comes from Northerm Italy. It was first introduced by the Anglo-Saxons. The French then also discovered it gradually and they began to appreciate this wine for its qualities of freshness, suppleness and its food-friendliness.
Our Pinot Blanc is located essentially in the Grands Crus Saering & Spiegel as well as the localities of Bux and Bollenberg.
Assemblage of Pinot Blanc (30%) and Auxerrois (70%). Pneumatic pressing, static racking. Fermentation in thermo-regulated tuns for one to four months. Maturing for seven months on fine lees.
In a bright pale yellow colour, the Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2012 is still in the prime of its youth.
The nose is aromatic, with notes of citrus and yellow fruit – intense and rich. On the palate, the onset is fresh but without excess, with a slight sparkling note. The middle mouth is fatty even while remaining dry. In the finish we find warmth associated with freshness. The length is average. This Pinot Blanc Les Princes Abbés 2012 is nicely balanced. It is a fine dry wine already very pleasant and ready to drink.