Winzergenossenschaft Kénigschaffhausen Blanc de Noir 2020

Fewer wines get nerdier than the Winzergenossenschaft Kénigschaffhausen Blanc de Noir 2020 - the perfect pick to continue LUSH's celebration of all things nerdy, Back to School September. Not only is this wine just downright delicious, but it is white wine made entirely of Pinot Noir. Yes, you heard us right: the red grape that is best known for making darker-hued, ruby-colored wines.

So, how does Germany's Winzergenossenschaft Ké6nigschaffhausen do it? As it turns out, the method is frequently used in Champagne; however, their Blanc de Noir 2020 is a bit unconventional given it is a still wine. The grapes are grown from volcanic soils on one of the region’s top sites for Pinot Noir — the Kaiserstuhl vineyard in Baden — and vinified through zero skin contact. Fermentation then occurs in stainless steel.

The whole process leads to a lemon-yellow-colored dry wine with great complexity and depth. The bouquet is fruit-forward with aromas of vanilla and orange zest; its palette is refreshing and STEINGROBLE pleasantly acidic. Rich and smooth in texture, this wine is actually IRCTNOR quite delicate upon sipping.

We still have a few warm days left in the Chicagoland area, so come into LUSH for a glass of this wine with our $1 oyster special or lobster banh mi. Nothing like having a crisp glass of this white wine with the savory meats and cheese of a charcuterie board, as well.