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Alsatian Pinot Noir

I am a big fan of Alsatian Pinot Noir 🍇 , especially in the fall. Pinot Noir is relatively not the first thing that comes to mind when one speaks of the wines of Alsace. Accounting for under 10% of all Alsatian wines, Pinot Noir is a nice treat after tasting through a wide range of a producers white wines. The family ran Domaine of Barmès-Buecher, has an incredible lineup of wines. With a strong core philosophy of biodynamics they highlight several different vineyard sites using the traditional grapes of Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Sylvanner, Pinot Gris, and Gewürztraminer. Most of them are white and some of them are from Grand Cru vineyards. Their whites range from dry to sweet. They also make a dry sparkling Crémant d’Alsace.

The Domaine Barmès-Buecher "Vieilles Vignes" (old vines) Pinot Noir has a beautiful color with those classic cherry and raspberry aromas complimented with baking spices and dried herbs. It is bright with loads of acidity. This and other Alsatian Pinot Noirs are great with salmon and also pair well with chicken or pork. It is perfect for a charcuterie board 👌.

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