Blanc de noir refers to white wine created from pink grapes like pinot noir, engineered so the juice, which is white, is barely or in no way involved with the pink skins. It’s typical for Champagne, however often winemakers pull it off to provide a nonetheless white wine, because the Prisoner Wine Firm of St. Helena, Calif., has performed with its new Blindfold Blanc de Noir. Some viognier and gewürztraminer are additionally blended in. The bizarre result’s pale and refreshing, with hints of citrus zest and a whisper of nutty toastiness. Pour it blind, because the identify suggests, and ask your wine-loving associates to guess the grape.
Blindfold 2021 Blanc de Noir (nonetheless), $35 for 750 milliliters, theprisonerwinecompany.com.
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