Hugel Cuvée des Amours 2011, Pinot Blanc de Blancs
Light apple and quince fruits with a clean refreshing acidity. Perfect sipping wine or with salads and lighter fish dishes.
Pinot Blanc generally gets a pretty bad press, rated lower than Pinot Gris/Grigio, which isn’t saying much. ‘Useful rather than exciting’, according to Jancis Robinson. I think this is a little unfair; I have to say I enjoy the soft easy fruitiness you get from Pinot Blanc and its cousin Auxerrois. I usually prefer them to Pinot Gris/Grigio and they make great party wines, guaranteed not to offend and very likely to please.
Available from The Vintry, Rathmines, Redmond’s, Ranelagh and wineonline.ie
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