Weissburgunder Trocken, Weingut Hanewald-Schwerdt 2018

£11.99 GBP

Based around the town of Leistadt, South West of Frankfurt, their vineyards sit on a limestone reef within a beautiful national park in the shadows of the Haardt mountains. They specialise in Riesling and Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), but also make this lovely clean, fresh Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) which offers incredible value. 

The limestone soils give this wine a lovely stony, mineral character, which combined with apricot flowers and ripe citrus fruits makes for a delicious and moreish combination. It is light in body, albeit with a textured mouthfeel and a lovely clean, lingering finish. The acidity is well integrated and brings real precision and balance. 

A wine to drink on its own as an aperitif, or with foods that are hard to pair with, particularly asparagus dishes.