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2015 Helioterra Wines Pinot blanc

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2015 Helioterra Wines Pinot blanc

2015 Helioterra Wines Pinot blanc

Willamette Valley
Oregon

278 cases produced
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This wine is the color of sunshine and made Winerabbler Michele’s heart happy seeing it, especially after the wet and long winter/spring we’ve had in Portland. Now she’s ready to paint the entire inside of the house this color!

Winemaker Anne Hubatch goes to great lengths with all her wines, and you’d be hard pressed (lol, get it?) to find many people who spend as much time on their white wines. When making this Pinot blanc, she inoculated the fermenting grapes with 6 different yeasts and utilized 12 different fermentation styles to achieve just the right aromas, texture and desired flavor profile. To translate into non-wine speak, that’s a HUGE amount of effort for an $18 bottle of wine!

This Pinot blanc is a like a bowl full of yellow lemons! Flavors and aromas of tart lemons and lemon meringue intertwine with mineral notes of fresh rain and wet concrete. We also tasted honeydew melons within all the many layers of this tart, acid-driven wine. It makes Winerabbler Michele’s mouth water just thinking about it.

Pair this bright Pinot blanc with spring vegetables such as ramps and asparagus or scallops with grilled summer squash.

SRP $18.

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  1. Bill Volckening Reply

    Sounds lovely. Can’t wait to try it!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Please let us know what you think if you do Bill!

  2. Erin @ Platings and Pairings Reply

    Helioterra’s Pinot Blanc sounds fantastic and perfect for patio sipping!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Erin- Alone or paired with food, this wine is great ANY way!

  3. Maxene Reply

    what a process to make a wonderful sounding glass of wine! I didn’t even know wine had more than one type of fermentation style. I really should take up wine drinking!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      You should Maxene!

  4. Brianne Reply

    This sounds like a great summer wine. I will definitely need to give it a try!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      You’re right Brianne, this wine would be perfect on a warm summer day or evening!

  5. Create/Enjoy Reply

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a lemony wine!

    • Michele Francisco
      Michele Francisco Reply

      Suzannah- I hope you get to try it!

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