Tasting notes, March 18, 2023; Spring Whites

                   Spring Whites

2020 F.X. Pichler
Ried Klostersatz
$42.99 / Case Price $33.60
Wachau / Austria
100% Gruner Veltliner
F.X. Pichler is considered to be not only the greatest producer in the Wachau region, but perhaps in all of Austria. The Klostersatz bottling comes from an old vineyard with sandy, stony soil. Fragrances and flavors of pink grapefruit and white pepper abound.
2021 Kruger Rumpf Trocken
$19.99 / Case Price $16.00
Nahe / Germany
100% Riesling
Kruger Rumpf is located in the region of Nahe, an area known for stunningly precise, concentrated Riesling. Kruger’s 2021 Trocken is packed with joyous peach and crushed stone characteristics all delivered by a laser beam-like texture. 
2022 Pazo das Bruxas Albarino 
$21.99 / Case Price $17.60
Rias Baixas / Galicia / Spain
100% Albarino
Sourced from vineyards near the Atlantic Ocean, the Pazos das Bruxas is a classically styled Albarino with equal portions of sea breeze and tropical fruit characteristics. Just arrived, this is a beautiful accompaniment to a lazy, sunny afternoon.
2021 Francois Chidaine Touraine 
$21.99 / Case Price $17.60
Touraine / Loire Valley / France
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Known for producing some of the best Chenin Blanc in the central Loire, Francois Chidaine also excels working with Sauvignon from the Touraine region. Fermented with natural yeast from hand harvested, organic grapes.
2016 Roland Lavantureux
$50 / Case Price $40
Chablis / France
100% Chardonnay
A single site (though not 1er Cru) Chablis sourced from 25-45 year-old vines, Lavantureux’s Vauprin is fermented in stainless steel and aged in a combination of used barrels and steel tanks. Fresh, concentrated Chablis.

2020 Albert Mann Pinot Blanc / Auxerrois
$24.99 / Case Price $20.00

Wettelsheim / Alsace / France
35% Pinot Blanc/65% Auxerrois
Fashioned by the Barthelme family, the Albert Mann Pinot Blanc showcases a beautiful interplay of rich white fruits and crushed, dusty stone. The wine is produced from 100% certified organic fruit. Texturally glossy, the finishing acidity keeps this Pinot Blanc very fresh and never too heavy.