The fertile land along the Rhine River between France and
Germany may have waved the French flag since Louis XIV claimed Alsace in 1681,
but the area's wine roots are decidedly Germanic. Reisling, Gewurztraminer, Tokay
Muscat and Pinot Blanc fare well in the calcium-rich soil and dry microclimate.
This classic, elegant Pinot Blanc offers floral aromas of dried honeysuckle with
hints of peach, followed on the palate with tart fruit and a perfect acid-balanced
finish. A good accompaniment to turkey leftovers, fruit-sauced roast pork, Asian
cuisine, trout Meuniere and other seafood dishes. Available at Elio's Wine Warehouse,
The Wine Seller, Northshore Wine Merchants in Covington, and the recently opened
Cork & Bottle in the American Can Company Building on Orleans Avenue.