Höpler Pinot Blanc ’16

We’ve got an analogy for you- Cool, crisp fall days are to Cozy nights by the fireplace, as [Blank] is to a Steaming bowl of coconut curry. The answer? Höpler Pinot Blanc, this week’s wine pick. You might not think to go to a crisp, acidic white at this time of year, but it’s a beautiful foil for hot and spicy ethnic food. This Austrian wine has just the right amount of body to match bold flavors, with the right amount of acidity to tame spiciness and cut through richness. Add delicious hints of melon, pear and citrus, and you’ve got a winner.

Pinot Blanc is related to Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, and while they share certain qualities, the wines these grapes produce vary greatly. Pinot Blancs tend to be rounder and more medium to full-bodied than Pinot Gris or Grigio, and less acidic on the palate. The Höpler , like most Pinot Blancs, is not aged in oak and is a dry white with bright fruit. This is a value wine, fresh with hints of grapefruit, and incredibly approachable.

Pleasant companion for: Asian, Indian, or Middle Eastern fare, spicy food, seafood, poultry, charcuterie and cheeses, stone fruit and tree fruit, fresh salads and vegetables.

Try with our Shrimp and Pumpkin Coconut Curry.

750ml – $15.74 @ Utah DABC Stores

Hopler Pinot Blanc

Producer……..Höpler
Vintage………..2016
Region…………Burgenland, Austria
Grapes………..100% Pinot Blanc
ABV…………….12.5%
Type……………White

 



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