Vieil Armand Pinot Blanc Clos de la Tourelle 2018

18.99 15.19

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Ok, we’re big fans of Pinot Blanc anyway but this is just class.

The Clos de la Tourelle vineyard, planted entirely with Pinot Blanc, is part of the Château d’Ollwiller estate in Wuenheim, one of only two castles in Alsace to produce wine under the name “château”.

Gold in colour, the nose is subtle but quite complex, hints of stone-fruit, citrus peel and dried fruit, like fig. Its in the mouth you get the quality of fruit flowing through, rounded and minerally with hints of pear, apricot and fig, floral notes like rose and elderflower, and just a splash of citrus ahead of a long unwind on the finish.

Pairs brilliantly with fish and chicken dishes, we love it with Sunday roast chicken and roast potatoes.

  • Dry, elegant, minerally
  • 750 ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: La Cave du Vieil Armand

La Cave du Vieil Armand is one of the smallest cooperative cellars in Alsace, pulling together the vineyards and generational expertise of 80 wine growing families across 10 municipalities. The winery takes its name from the Vieil Armand, the summit of Hartmannswillerkopf mountain which was one of the biggest battlefields of the First World War. It was the French soldiers gave the summit its nickname and in 1958 the vine growers on the slopes of Vieil Armand named their new winery after it (probably thankful for us as Hartmannswillerkopf Gewurztraminer doesn't roll off the tongue just as easily!).

The winery specialises in the Alsation varietals, notably Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer, and produces Grand Crus, Vendages Tardives and Sélections de Grain Nobles (late harvest and noble rot wines), and Crémant d'Alsace. Recently there's been a push towards organic conversion, with the 'Happy' range the first certified organic wines produced by the cooperative with the 2020 harvest.

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