Monday, June 04, 2012
2009 Martin Schaetzel PINOT BLANC "Cuvee Reserve" (Alsace, France)
Light, bright silvery-gold with a nice light green glint. Inviting nose of orange blosson and honey-inflected golden delicious apples. Bone dry, ripe, soft, and energetic in the mouth. Loads of minerally apple and pear-skin fruit fills the mouth, with surprising body. Finish is very minerally and long, with a little alcoholic heat that is surprising given how fun and casual the nose and initial flavors seem. B+. Was $16.99 from Whole Foods in Old Towne Alexandria (I think). Imported by ViniFrance Imports, Alexandria.