Wine Wednesdays – 2015 Nittnaus Heideboden Pinot Blanc

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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  1. Toni Donahue November 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Sounds relish, but how do they justify $55 as the restaurant price when you can buy it yourself for $16? Wow

    1. Chardonnay Moi November 2, 2016 at 1:42 am

      Hi Toni! It's so hard to swallow but a sad truth of the premium we pay to enjoy wine in a restaurant! There's typically more of a markup on cheaper bottles, with less margin on the really good stuff!

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