This might be my unofficial Pinot Blanc month, with 2 posts toting this sometimes sleeper varietal. It’s become a favorite, often offering a reasonable price-point on many wine lists and is typically very food friendly making it a great choice when dining out.
I recently had this 2015 Nittnaus Heideboden Pinot Blanc with one of my favorite meals in NYC, the burger at The Spotted Pig. The wine was a bit fuller bodied than some Pinot Blancs, but with a nice acidity, helping to stand up to the rich, juicy burger and salty fries! The palate was mostly fruit, a hint of citrus, and a bite of earthiness which also made for a nice pairing with such a rich meal that you don’t always get with a white wine.
The winery is located in “Burgenland” on the shores of Lake Neusiedl in the north east corner of Austria. A typically challenging growth environment, these wines are organic and biodynamic.
Wine: 2015 Nittnaus Heideboden Pinot Blanc
Purchased: The Spotted Pig
Price: $16 retail / $55 in the restaurant
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