Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc 2020 (Alsace, France)

Kuentz-Bas Pinot Blanc 2020
(Alsace, France)


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About the Producer:
More than two hundred years of tradition and vineyard pedigree have made the wines of Kuentz-Bas perennial favorites. However, when the family sold the property to famed vigneron Jean-Baptiste Adam in 2004, many wondered what direction the new team would take. Adam, like the estate's former owners, has a reputation for being an advocate of Alsatian terroir, and he is the fourteenth generation to continue a family winemaking tradition that began as early as 1614. The wines are more open than ever while still reflecting the unmistakable character of the vineyards that clients have come to expect from Kuentz-Bas.

Notes on the Wine:
Year in and year out, Kuentz-Bas proves that you do not need to pay a premium for wines steeped in tradition. Olivier Raffin ferments this dry and generous white wine in foudres assembled in 1894, during the construction of the domaine’s “new” cellar. Given their age and how many vintages of wine they have held, these massive wooden casks no longer impart flavor to the wine. Their main purpose is to allow a slow exchange of oxygen between the inside and outside of the vessel, which enhances fermentation and adds complexity to the aromas. Floral and honeyed, this Pinot Blanc has everything you want in a weeknight white wine and more. - Tom Wolf

Technical Information:
Appellation: Alsace
Vineyard: 25-45 years
Soil: Loess, Silt, Limestone
ABV: 13.5%
Blend: 70% Pinot Blanc, 30% Auxerrois