Steele Pinot Blanc 2010
The Pinot Blanc grape is the colorless expression of the red Pinot Noir grape. The Pinot family have very unstable genetics and the result are the many clones of Pinot Noir, the dusky pink colored white grape called Pinot Gris and this grape the Pinot Blanc.
We ferment Pinot Blanc in neutral oak barrels, to achieve richness in the mid palate and to balance the natural acidity. The wine is then aged for just under 4 months in oak, also neutral. The wine is bottled in the early spring. The most common descriptor we hear applied to this wine is simply “yummy”.
The fruit from this area tends to have tropical fruit aromas and flavors, as well as peach, apple and melon characteristics. The nose is aromatic with a soft and creamy mid-palate.
Scallops sautéed in lemon butter with zest of citrus and lime are always a great pairing, but so versatile a wine, it can pair with just about any seafood.