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11th May 2014

Domaine Charles Baur, Alsace Pinot Blanc 2011, France
From a small, family owned and run domaine, this is a lovely example of Pinot Blanc, a variety that does not always sing out with aroma and flavour, but which the Baur's have fashioned into a delightful and characterful wine. The nose offers a glimpse of exotic fruit, of mango and lychee, but a certain citrus brightness of orange and lime too. In the mouth it has a bit of weight and texture with 13% alcohol, but it remains very fresh and clean, again hinting at exotic, lightly smoky qualities, but really focused on the crispness and clarity of its line of fruit and acidity. Watch the video for more information and food-matching ideas. £12.95, Ten Acre Wines

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