Domaine Bruno Sorg Pinot Blanc 2010, Alsace, France

$39 from Vintage Cellars (Albert Park). Pale yellow colour. Youthful aromas of lemon florals, custard apple and hints of dried parsley and bay leaf. Dry, medium-bodied wine with vibrant acidity showing. 12.3% alc. Rich flavours of sweet lemon, pepperish herbs, spice and waxy pith on the finish. A lovely solid wine perfect with a thick, flavoursome seafood broth. 91+/100.

Domaine Bruno Sorg has several other varietals in their stable that is worth seeking out including the Riesling Grand Cru Pfersigberg and Muscat Grand Cru Pfersigberg.

I think Pinot Blanc is certainly one of the lesser known varietals in Australia and that is a real shame. Genetically related to Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, it exudes elements of those two – robust structure, brilliant acidity and terse aromatics. Of course this does require a good winemaker to find the balance in it all. I would highly recommend this wine to anyone looking to broaden their drinking experience.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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