2021 Pfister Rendez-Vous En Blanc, Alsace, Bas-Rhin, FR

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Pale golden hue. Lovely bouquet of stone fruit and citrus mingled with delicate floral notes. The palate is bright yet layered, with mouthwatering acid and flavors of ripe nectarine, Bartlett pear, and peach pit, with a swath of chalky minerals on the long, elegant finish. Dry, fresh and aromatic, a spectacular glass pour....think of your coming holiday meals as the pre-wine or a perfect pairing for the main course to keep the meal on the lighter side.

This stunning white wine is a blend of 36% Pinot Blanc, 28% Pinot Gris, 28% Riesling and 8% Gewürztraminer, all declassified from Alsace! Each varietal was raised for around 18 months in stainless steel on its lees before being blended and then bottled. Under the Vin de France appellation it can be bottled in a more familiar Burgundy bottle rather than the traditional tall Alsatian bottle. Dry, fresh, and aromatic, the Rendez-Vous en Blanc is an easy, delicious preface to Alsace!

Mélanie is the 8th generation of her family to run the Pfister wine business. She’s based in the village of Dahlenheim, in the northern part of Alsace and just west of Strasbourg.

It’s a bit cooler and more exposed up here than the rest of Alsace. So the wines end up being a bit fresher and punchier than the standard style.