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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Domaine Pfister Pinot Blanc Alsace 2005
Domaine Pfister Pinot Blanc Alsace 2005
(search item no. 101983)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $16.79

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a great refreshing dry white wine. Pinot Blanc and Auxerrois, each type of vine respectively, bring promptness and smoothness for the first, matter and roundness for the second. This light white wine enhances citrus, melon, pear, apricot flavors and mineral undertones combined with characteristic high acidity.
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About Domaine Pfister:

As early as 1780, Nicolas Pfister lived as a "bourgeois wine-grower" using the farm buildings that are still in place today. The estate and how-know were subsequently handed down from father to son, in the traditional manner.

There was a turning point in 1972, when Alfred Pfister handed over the business to his son André. With the support of his wife Marie-Anne, the latter would implement a new approach, resolutely forward-thinking and designed to benefit future generations. Having inherited the expertise of the six previous generations of wine-growers, he soon decided to devote himself to ecologically responsible wine-growing while modernising facilities and equipment. The work carried out on the vines and in the cellar pursued the single objective of obtaining the highest quality fruit and wines, bearing the hallmark of their terroir.

The latest chapter in the story has seen the arrival on the estate of Mélanie, the eighth generation of Pfisters, and the first woman in the line of succession. Trained in Bordeaux and then Dijon as an engineer and oenologist, she intends to apply her knowledge and diverse practical experiences to the ongoing quest for perfection that epitomizes the estate.