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2005 Hugel 'Cuvee les Amours' Pinot Blanc

From:

Alsace, France

Price:

$16

Serve with:

Asian cuisine, light seafood

The importer is promoting this "Lovers' Blend" as something special for Valentine's Day, but you don't need to be an ardent romantic to enjoy this well-made dry white wine. Its creamy texture is offset by good acidity, and its vibrant flavors of pear, apple, spices, minerals and honey come together in a way that will stand up to spicy food. All in all, an admirable and economical alternative to chardonnay.

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