Au Bon Climat Hildegard White 2016

We started making Hildegard in 1998. The Pinot Gris planted next to the winery (Block 12 of Bien Nacido Vineyard) was amazing. The yields were small and the grapes were intense. The wine made from this Pinot Gris was more like a Burgundian Pinot Gris or dry Alsatian Pinot Gris than a light, insipid Pinot Grigio style. This rich oily Pinot Gris, blended well with the flinty minerality of Pinot Blanc and the mouth watering acidity from the Aligoté. These three lesser known Burgundian white grapes were aged for two years in new French oak barrels, blended and then released with the name Hildegard. Now that is Crazy!-Winery
Manufacturer: Au Bon Climat
Availability: In stock
SKU: 36720
$43.99
$31.89
$12.10 (28%)

This annual white blend by Jim Clendenen is always fascinating, and this vintage's 55% Pinot Gris, 35% Pinot Blanc and 10% Aligoté combination offers warm rich aromas of hazelnut and crème brûlée that are cut by crushed chalk and lemon rind. It lands on the palate with a baked pastry warmth but then proves quite textural and taut with lime spray and herb flavors. MATT KETTMANN Wine Enthusiast

 

 

 

 

Products specifications
Size 750ML
Wine Enthusiast 94
Wine Types White Wine
Varietal Blend
Country United States
Region California
Sub Region Central Coast
Wine Enthusiast 94
Wine Types White Wine
ABV% 27.0