Domaine Paul Blanck 2017 Auxerrois Vieilles Vignes, Alsace AOC
Item Number: 13430
Sub Region: Alsace
Appellation/AVA: Alsace AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Auxerrois
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Soil Type: Gravel, Sand, Clay and Limestone
Winemaking Notes: The juice is extracted with care in an air-bag press. Slow, gentle pressing avoids the crushing of stalks and pips. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast in large oak barrels. The wine is aged on it's lees in large oak barrels for 12 months, contributing to the richness of the wine. The oxygen that passes through the wood's pores results in a gentle oxidation of the wine, and the subsquent opening of its aromas. The wine is then bottled and aged for 2 to 3 years before being offered on the market.
Tasting Notes: This wine is a beautiful shade of bright yellow. On the nose, notes of flowers and fruit salad. On the palate, the wine is soft and silky with a fruity, mineral finish. This is an easy match for white meats, poultry and vegetable dishes.
"A fresh nose suggests lemon purity. The palate also majors on aromatic, lemon-scented, light-footed freshness. This wine is slender, dry and seductive in a summery, gentle way."