Schrock Weissburgunder 2006
Pinot Blanc from Austria
ELEGANCE: delicate Burgundian bouquet, elegant fruit, mineral structure, multi-layered
"The 2006 Weissburgunder represents an opulent rendition of this variety that positively drips with hazelnut paste, apple jelly, and lemon cream. The alcohol had already passed 14% when Schrock decided to arrest the yeasts and fermentation, leaving nine grams of residual sugar. The texture is very creamy, glycerin-rich, and marked by the lees (which no doubt play a role in buffering the alcohol as well). And yet, despite all that, this wine manages to offer some invigoration and juiciness, thanks to a core of fresh apple and musk melon, a briny, saline note, and a remarkable clarity that comes from perfectly ripe (okay, overripe, but still blemish-free) berries. Even as this warms up in the glass, it preserves its purity. It may prove a bit less versatile at table than in other vintages, but I suspect one could hold on to this for 3-5 years and experience an interesting show."
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
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