The white wine you should try – Pinot Blanc (and 2 cheeses)

The white wine you should try – Pinot Blanc (and 2 cheeses)

As summer approaches, I start drinking white wine more often than red. If you are looking for a new white to try, give Pinot Blanc a try. Pinot Blanc is grown in France, German, Austria, Italy and Hungary and California. (and a few other places). I LOVE the Pinot Blanc from Trimbach Winery in  Alsace. The Pinot Blancs in Alsace tend to be full bodied and acidic. Pinot Blancs are meant to be enjoyed young. Remember – French wine labels usually have the region first, but Alsace is the exception. Wineries from Alsace do label their bottles the “new world way” by putting the grape varietal, making it easy for those of us used to seeing varietals on the label. This is an excellent apertif wine. Which means have it first, serve it with a seafood appetizer, or of course, cheese! I had it tonight with Chabrin Onetik and Comté. Both are French cheeses. Chabrin Onetik is a very dry goat cheese, it would go great in any kind of spinach salad. This cheese dates back to at least 3800 years old. It has a touch of sweetness with hints of olive oil and is nutty. Crumbles easily. Comté is made in Eastern France and is the highest produced DOC cheese. It is also an ancient cheese as it was produced in the times of Charlegmagne. It melts well and can be used in fondues. It has a complex nutty flavor.

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