Easiest White Wine to Drink
Pinot Blanc. Could this be Alsace’s if not the Globe’s Easiest Drinking Wine?
Pinot blanc is a white wine grape and is in fact a genetic mutation of pinot noir. Pinot noir is genetically unstable and will occasionally experience a point mutation in which a vine bears all black fruit except for one cane which produces white fruit.In Alsace, Germany and Italy the wine produced from this grape is a full-bodied white. In 2018, there were 3,040 acres of pinot blanc in France, with most of the plantations found in famous Alsace, where it is used for both still white wines and is the most common variety used for sparkling wine, Crémant d'Alsace.
Under Alsace appellation rules, the varieties pinot blanc, auxerrois blanc, pinot gris and pinot noir may all be used in the production of sparkling wine, but a blend of pinot blanc and auxerrois blanc is the most common. The most full-bodied pinot blanc wines are from Alsace, with aromas of apricots, peaches and citrus fruits with moderate acidity. Historically pinot blanc has been produced in Burgundy and Champagne.It is still allowed in Crémant de Bourgogne sparkling wine blends, but today only very small amounts are cultivated in either region.
Bottles labelled pinot blanc offer fruity aromas, often of apple, citrus fruit, and floral characteristics. Bottles that are varietal pure, although more difficult to find, provide stronger floral characteristics, stone fruits and a headier minerality. Pinot blanc wines are best drunk young.The Alsace region is famous for producing some of the finest pinot blanc, pinot gris, riesling, and gewürztraminer in the world.
The Ruhlmann family has been producing wine in Alsace since 1688 and are descendants of a Hungarian Knight.The Ruhlmann Alsace Pinot Blanc 2018 rated 95/100 is a superbly produced wine and may well be one of the easiest drinking wines on the planet! It is soft and rounded without excess raciness or acid, hits you immediately with that bubble gum aroma often more associated with its sibling pinot gris. It also has a heap of stone fruit and bubble gum on the nose, all this again along with lychees on the palate. This is one of those wines you could drink all day. You just never tire of it. If you haven’t yet experienced Alsace at its best and freshest, this is a perfect place to start. Popsy & JJ loved this one so much, we poured a second glass on a long tasting day! Popsy & JJ matched it with pork and veal san choy bau. What a ripper treat that was! This wine is super versatile when it comes to food, so you could match it with a ton of dishes. Order the Ruhlmann Pinot Blanc now!.