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Wine of the Week –Cuvée René Dopff Pinot Blanc, 2015

This Pinot Blanc from Dopff & Irion comes from Alsace and is 100 percent Pinot Blanc. The wine is aged for four months on fine lees and undergoes filtration before being stored in a stainless steel tank for several months prior to bottling.

The estate, relatively “young” in Alsace, was created in 1945 and today, cultivates some 68-plus acres of vines. This well balanced, dry crisp wine has notes of yellow Mirabelle plum as well as pear and good minerality. It received 89 points and a Best Buy designation from Wine Enthusiast.

It is fruity and fresh with honeyed notes. Serve with Oriental and spicy cuisine, the winery suggests/ Go to https://www.dopff-irion.com/

Wine of the Week – Trimbach Pinot Blanc 2015

Summer days are upon us and we’re delighted to be sipping this Pinot Blanc from Trimbach. Dry and fresh, it’s perfect with seafood – think shellfish – quiches and light seasonal dishes. The Trimbach estate has been making wine for a very long time – nearly 400 years since 1626. This soft, fruity, yet dry white is ideal for the season and year-round, paired with seafood and light meals. It is 13 percent ABV and offers the refreshment we seek in warmer weather. The winemaker calls it “a wine for pure pleasure,” and with a modest suggested retail price of around $14, it’s an excellent value. Check it out at www.trimbach.fr/en/trimbach-estate/