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Von Schleinitz

Von Schleinitz
2015 Blanc de Noir, Pinot Noir, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other German White

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12% RS: .4%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Von Schleinitz
2015 Blanc de Noir, Pinot Noir, Mosel

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Other German White

Date Tasted:
Country: Germany
Alcohol: 12% RS: .4%
Pale steely amber orange color. Earthy aromas and flavors of straw, white strawberry and mulberry, peach pit, and bread dough with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length finish that shows touches of green apple, nectarine skin, melon rind, and hint of volcanic rock. An interesting dry rose of pinot noir with a nice touch of earthiness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: straw, white strawberry and mulberry, peach pit, and bread dough
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of green apple, nectarine skin, melon rind, and hint of volcanic rock
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Cobb Salad, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting dry rose of pinot noir with a nice touch of earthiness.

The Producer

Von Schleinitz Estate

The Producer
15-17 Kirchstrasse
Kobern, 56330
Germany

Other German White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While Riesling is the dominant and most famous wine of Germany, there are other notable white wines. These include Muller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Scheurebe along with a few wines that have recently become popular, such as Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) and Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio).

These last two have a bit more character than the other wines mentioned and have more richness on the palate. They are also generally made in a dry style, while Muller-Thurgau and the other grapes are made in various styles, from off-dry to very sweet.

The are also a few producers who are trying their hand at Sauvignon Blanc, especially in the Rheinhessen. A few of the examples have been outstanding with assertive varietal character and excellent depth of fruit.

These German wines are generally made for consumption in their youth, except for the sweet versions, which can age for five to seven years or longer.

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Other German White