Wine Tasting, Feb. 26, 2020; ABC

                     ABC (Anything But Chardonnay)

2019 Albert Mann
Pinot Blanc
On sale for $21.99
Wettolsheim / Alsace / France
100% Pinot Blanc
Planted in gravel and clay limestone, the Pinot Blanc vines employed here are 35 years of age. Rich but never heavy, the 2019 is white fruited and possesses pleasing sugar/acid balance. 
2019 Selbach Oster
Kabinett Trocken
On Sale for $23.99
Zeltinger / Mosel / Germany
100% Riesling
Peachy fruit, racy acids and a streak of mineral mark this all-in-one style of Riesling. The Selbach wines always favor generosity over formality. 
2017 Clos Uroulat Blanc Sec “Marie”
On sale for $23.99
Jurancon / France
100% Gros Manseng
The Jurancon appellation is tucked away at the base of the Pyrenees mountains in southwest France. It is in these foothills that the thick-skinned Gros Manseng prospers. Pineapple and spice aromas and flavors abound.
2019 Pieropan Calvarino
On sale for $26.99
Soave Classico / Veneto / Italy
70% Garganega, 30% Trebbiano di Soave
Sourced from a single vineyard planted in volcanic soils, Pieropan’s Calvarino is aged in glass lined tanks for one year prior to bottling. A combination of bitter cherry and lemon inform the wine’s nose.
2018 L’Epicourchois
Cour-Cheverny Blanc
On sale for $29.99
Cour-Cheverny / Loire Valley / France
100% Romorantin
The tiny appellation of Cour-Cheverny is located in the central Loire Valley and produces rich white wines from the Romorantin varietal. The vines for this bottling are 120 years-old.
2019 Moulin Tacussel
Chateauneuf Blanc
On sale for $43.99
Chateauneuf-du-Pape / Southern Rhone Valley / France
40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 10% Clairette,
10% Bourboulenc 5% Picpoul, 5% Picaridin
A mere 1,500 bottles of this traditionally styled Southern Rhone white are produced. Aromas and flavors of licorice, white peach and honey all vie for your attention.