10 Sep

Blanc de Noir

What is it? It’s not a rose. Basically, it’s a white Pinot Noir, a white wine from black grapes, made by removing the skins soon after the grapes have been lightly pressed, thereby avoiding the pigment transfer from skin to juice that would have otherwise created a red wine, and leaving in its wake the faintest blush of pink. They do it with champagne, and also with still wine, which is what we have here. Think delicacy, with a degree of richness and complexity.