This is Pinot Blanc by its German name and is a delightful, fresh dry white. On the nose you'll find delicately floral aromas of stone fruit and hints of white spice. On the palate there is a generous mouthfeel with delicious pear, peach and ripe lemon peel characters leading to a mineral finish. An effortless wine to sip while you watch the world go by.
Try with baked salmon or a pork schnitzel.
When I tried this with our team I was instantly won over. It immediately makes you picture a flowery field on a warm spring day. I'd have this with a lemony salmon dish.
Weingut Messmer, in the Pfalz region, was founded by Herbert and Elizabeth Messmer in 1960. It’s situated in Burrweiler, in the south-west of Germany, less than 50 miles from the border with France and to the north-west of Stuttgart. The yellow sandstone buildings had already been home to winemaking for around 250 years before they arrived.It’s still in the family’s hands today, with son Martin overseeing the estate alongside his brother Gregor, who supervises production in the vineyard and winery. Their vineyards cover 27 hectares, with around two-thirds of the area planted with white varieties.
This wine is produced from Weissburgunder grapes grown on the family's estate, along with some sourced from neighbours who they've worked with for around 30 years.