jamie goode's wine blog: Summer with Alsace

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Summer with Alsace

It's been a perfect summer's Saturday here in London. Wam but still comfortable temperatures and lots of sunshine. The day began with cricket practice for the boys: I drop them off on Twicknham green, then take Rosie for a walk via my allotment (where I applied the second sulfur treatment and dealt with the prolific weeds).
After cricket practice and a spot of lunch we played some more cricket on a local artificial wicket, and I was really impressed with one of our friends' sons, who at age 10 is already the sort of batsman you don't want to bowl at: he's got a full range of shots and is ruthless with anything short or wide. The next Pietersen.

One of this evening's wines is worth mentioning. It's a biodynamic Alsace Pinot Blanc. Pinot Blanc is often regarded as at the lower end of the Alsace pecking order, but I often really like the wines. Why don't we drink more Alsace wines? They rock.

Josmeyer Pinot Blanc 'Mise du Printemps' 2006 Alsace
Delicate gently herby nose with nice poise and freshness. The palate is bright and fresh with herb and mineral-tinged fruit, in a dry style. There's a touch of honeyed richness, making this a really versatile summer white. Very good+ 89/100

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At 7:00 AM, Blogger Salil said...

I hear you re. Alsace wines - just wish a few more were available in Singapore. It's a weird situation here, because in even some of the supermarkets you'll see shelves stacked with Bordeauxs and Aussie reds (and quite a few higher end ones too) - and at most, about three or four different wines from Alsace in a reasonable price range.

BTW - could you elaborate on 'gerb'? - first time I've across that in a tasting note.

At 12:15 PM, Anonymous D said...

Gerb is a type of firework. Jamie is evidently referring to the empyreumatical properties of aforementioned Pinot Blanc.

Or, on the other hand, it may have been a typo for "herb".

At 10:47 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

D is correct - I'm going to correct the original! Herb it is.


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