Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I will be working our way through the wine world by way of the alphabet. Each month we will take the next letter in the alphabet and learn the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.
W is for Weissburgunder
Weissburgunder is the German name for Pinot Blanc. It is a white berried mutation of Pinot Noir, which is part of the larger family of Burgundian vines. The main characteristic you can expect from wines made from Weissburgunder (and Auxerreois (OX CER WAH)) is roundness of flavor, on the border of a sweetness and a low acidic wine. Auxerrois is a slightly fuller and even less acidic version of Pinot Blanc planted in Alsace.
In My Glass
2016 Becker Estate Pinot Blanc (SRP: $17.99)
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