Francois Baur Herrenweg Pinot Blanc 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Francois Baur Herrenweg Pinot Blanc 2018
SKU: 06389

Francois Baur Herrenweg Pinot Blanc 2018


750ml
$24.99

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Category White Wine
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Region France, Alsace, Turkheim
Brand Francois Baur

This lovely, classic Pinot Blanc from Alsace is aged for 10 months in very large, 100 year old oak barrels, which rounds out the wine but does not take away any freshness nor purity. Perfect as an aperitif with easy-going, dry style, this will also pair beautifully with white fishes, white meats, poultry, egg dishes (casserole eggs, omelets, quiches) or cheeses such as Gruyère, Fromage d'Affinois and P'tit Basque. The grapes for this Pinot Blanc hail from the Herrenweg vineyard, which has fine sands and coarse pebbles in its terroir. This artisanal domaine produces about 4400 cases per vintage. 

The Baur family has lived in Turckheim since 1741 and today it is the 9th generation of Baur family members to produce wine in the great region of Alsace. Pierre Baur is the son of Francois Baur, and the Domaine Baur comprises 27 acres of vines. Half of these are within the famous Grand Cru vineyard of Brand, making the Baur family one of the largest landowners in Brand (which has other serious growers such as Boxler, Josmeyer and Zind-Humbrecht as neighbors). Baur also owns vines along the plateau Herrenweg, whose heavier soils provide the wines with exceptional richness. 

Today Thomas Baur, son of Pierre, takes care of the vineyards and winemaking; since 2001 the family has been fully biodynamic in the vineyards--a totally natural approach to the cultivation of vines that makes every attempt to respect the plants, the soil and the environment. Work is scheduled according to the phases of the moon, often at night while the vines are resting and not fatigued by the sun. Studying in the same biodynamics class as Jean-Michel Deiss, one notes the fervor with which Baur now addresses his work; it has become a religion to him and he trusts nature in his vineyards. Harvest is done manually, vinification takes place with natural yeasts in large foudres.


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